Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 26, issue 2, P341-358 2012 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2012.02.006 View full text
Stefanie Knopp, Peter Steinmann, Jennifer Keiser, Jürg Utzinger

Abstract: Infection with soil-transmitted helminths occurs via ingestion of nematode eggs with contaminated food and water, via hands, or inhalation of dust, or by penetration of larvae through the skin. Trichinella infections are caused by the ingestion of larvae contained in undercooked meat. In highly endemic areas, preventive chemotherapy (ie, regular administration of anthelmintic drugs to at-risk populations) is the key strategy against soil-transmitted helminthiasis. Integrated control approaches, including impro…

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