Such an integrated intervention package could also include appropriate education of communities on the modes of transmission of helminths
and the importance of effective sanitation, a supply of clean water, and general hygiene as preventive measures.
The most frequent helminths
found in our study were the tapeworms Mesocestoides variabilis and Dipylidium caninum and the nematode Toxocara canis.
are known worldwide as a public health hazard, particularly in developing countries.
For example, there may be complex [two-way] interactions between helminths
and bacteria that may diminish autoimmune responses outside the gut, such as in the central nervous system.
The Tsimane are continually exposed to soil-dwelling parasitic worms called helminths
, such as hookworm and roundworm.
Although the helminth
fauna of the raccoon (Procyon lotor), Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) and striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) is fairly well known, great gaps exist in our knowledge concerning the distribution of helminths
of these hosts throughout North America.
The recovered helminths
were identified as 1 digenean trematode species, Neodiplostomum reflexum; 2 species of nematodes, Synhimantus species, and larvae of Porrocaecum species; and a single species of Acanthocephala, Centrorhynchus species.
Parasitologists, immunologists, veterinary scientists, and other researchers review the state of drug and vaccine development to deal with helminths
that are parasitic in the gut of livestock or humans, and draw attention to the challenges associated with bringing such products to market.
were more frequent 167(87%) than protozoa 25(13%).
They focused on soil-transmitted parasitic worms, helminths
Chairing a meeting held to discuss the findings of the first nationwide Soil Transmitted Helminths
(STH) survey, Baloch stressed the need to launch a school-based deworming programme in areas identified as 'at-risk' for STH with a goal of eliminating worms as a public health problem.
Background: Soil-transmitted helminths
(STHs) are widespread and are the most common infectious agents in developing countries such as the Philippines.