The huge burden of helminth
infections in the health, education and economic system, especially in rural areas, which do not have ready access to medical services and proper diagnostic facilities, poses a very significant issue that needs to be addressed.
Nematode prevalence, helminth
management practices and anthelmintic resistance in small ruminants in the mid Rift Valley of Ethiopia.
Cobalt deficiency reduced the resisting ability of animals against helminth
infections (Ferguson et al.
Eggs of GI helminth
were identified using identification keys (Soulsby, 1986).
eggs and/or protozoan oocysts were observed in 43.
The wood mouse was found to be parasitized by a total of 31 parasites belonging to seven helminth
species: four Brachylaima sp.
Prevalence, intensity and risk factors for soil-transmitted helminth
infection in a South Indian fishing village.
The Brillouin index was used for helminth
fauna diversity where we excluded from the calculation the immature helminths
, such as unidentified larvae and cysts, and female specimens of cosmocercid nematodes, since we could not identify all these nematodes at the species level.
Impact of health education on soil-transmitted helminth
infections in schoolchildren of the Peruvian Amazon: a cluster-randomized controlled trial.
The morbidity caused by these soil transmitted helminths
in developing countries is high.
In addition, most helminth
parasites of fish rely on multiple hosts, connected through the food web or other ecological interactions, for completing their complex life cycles and thus their presence or absence may provide useful information about the ecological integrity of an aquatic system.
Several pharmaceutical companies are investigating the use of "pharmaceuticalgrade" helminths
and testing helminth
-derived compounds as possible treatments for inflammatory conditions.
Necator americanus (hookworm) and other helminth
infections such as Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, Ancylostoma duodenale, schistosomiasis, and filariasis may offer novel therapies to modulate specific inflammatory pathways found in allergic and autoimmune disease.
concentrations <3 MPN/4g TS, enteric virus concentrations <1 PFP/4 g TS, and helminth
egg concentrations <1/4 g TS.
Key words: Protozoan and helminth