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hel·min·thi·a·sis

 (hĕl′mĭn-thī′ə-sĭs)
n. pl. hel·min·thi·a·ses (-sēz′)
Infestation with or disease caused by parasitic worms.
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helminthiasis

(ˌhɛlmɪnˈθaɪəsɪs)
n
(Pathology) infestation of the body with parasitic worms
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek helminthian to be infested with worms]
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hel•min•thi•a•sis

(ˌhɛl mɪnˈθaɪ ə sɪs)

n.
a disease caused by parasitic worms in the intestines.
[1805–15; < New Latin < Greek helminthi(ân) to suffer from worms (see helminth) + -asis -asis]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.helminthiasis - infestation of the body with parasitic worms
infestation - the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
hookworm disease, hookworm - infestation of the intestines by hookworms which enter the body (usually) through the skin
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hel·min·thi·a·sis

n. helmintiasis, condición parasítica intestinal.
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Also called the Integrated Helminth Control Program, the deworming activity aims to reduce the prevalence of soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) among school-aged children.
Albendazole 400 mg was administered for Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis (STH).
Records from the DOH indicate that six of 10 children or 67 percent of children with ages 1 to 18, were infected with intestinal worms, according to Francia Genorga, coordinator of DOH Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis.
In Pakistan, prevalence of GIT helminthiasis has been reported to be ranging from 25.1 to 92% (Khan et al., 2009; Raza et al., 2007).
ISLAMABAD -- The Ministry of Health has launched 'First National Deworming campaign 2019' in Islamabad as part of National Health Mission, to eradicate Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis (STH) in schoolchildren aged from five to 15 years.
The World Health Organization recommends that patients at a high risk of soil transmitted helminthiasis, including women of childbearing age, receive prophylactic treatment with benzimidazoles prior to general anaesthesia (5).
In line with this commitment, Botswana has begun providing treatment to the 230 000 children in need of treatment for soil transmitted helminthiasis ('dibokwana').
Ascariasis is the most prevalent human helminthiasis with affecting approximately 1 billion persons globally.
The funding is a significant boost to ongoing efforts by the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN), a five-year project which was launched by the WHO Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) in 2016 to support African countries to reduce the burden of five most prevalent Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa, including Lymphatic Filariasis (LF), Onchocerciasis (Oncho), Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis (STH), Schistosomiasis (SCH) and Trachoma (TRA).
Significant differences and a positive association were found between the gender of the owner and the positive diagnosis to helminthiasis in the pups (TABLE II).