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Helminthiasis


Other Names for this Disease
  • Intestinal helminthiasis
  • Worm infections
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Overview


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Basic Information

  • The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the Neglected Tropical Diseases Initiative in 2006, the first global effort to support country programs to integrate and scale up delivery of preventive medication for five neglected tropical diseases: lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis, trachoma, onchocerciasis, and soil-transmitted helminthiasis. Click on the link to view information on this condition.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) produces guidelines and standards, helps countries to address public health issues, and supports and promotes health research. The WHO has developed a fact sheet on this condition. To view the fact sheet, click on the link.

In Depth Information

  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Helminthiasis. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.