Introduction

Onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, infects 26 million people living near the rivers and fast-moving streams of sub-Saharan Africa.  A small number of cases have also been reported in Yemen and the Americas.

 

Introduction

Trichuriasis is an infection of the large intestine caused by the human whipworm (Trichuris trichiura).  Trichuriasis is part of a family of parasites known as the soil-transmitted helminths.

 

Introduction

Hookworm is an intestinal parasite most commonly found in tropical and subtropical climates worldwide, particularly in Africa, South East Asia, the Western Pacific, Latin America and the Mediterranean. Hookworm is one of three members of a family o

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