Worm infestations in children
Keywords: worm infestations, children
AbstractWhile intestinal worm infestations occur worldwide, some kinds occur more commonly in warm, moist tropical or subtropical areas where sanitation is inadequate. Children are most affected by these diseases, but anyone can become infected. Nematodes (roundworms) are usually transmitted by contact with infected soil. Cestodes such as tapeworms are transmitted by eating undercooked meat from infected animals, and trematodes, such as bilharzia, are transmitted by skin penetration in contaminated fresh water such as rivers.
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