geohelminth

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geohelminth

(jē″ō-hĕl′mĭnth) [Gr., geo, earth + ″]
Any of the tropical soil worms, including ascaris, hookworm, and Trichuris trichiura (whipworm), that may parasitize human beings and other organisms.
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Soil-transmitted helminths (STH), also known as geohelminths [1, 2], are "intestinal worms infecting humans that are transmitted through contaminated soil." The main soil-transmitted helminthiases include infections with roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides), hookworm (Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus), and whipworm (Trichuris trichiura) [3].
Immunological studies show that the impact of geohelminths and malaria parasites is intensified when they coexist [4, 5].
Pietrobelli, "Environmental contamination by canine geohelminths," Parasites & Vectors, vol.
Hewlett et al., "Double-blind placebo-controlled study of concurrent administration of albendazole and praziquantel in schoolchildren with schistosomiasis and geohelminths," Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol.
Socioeconomic andbehavioral factor affecting the prevalence of geohelminths in pre-school children.Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health.1996; 27: 36-42.
Epidemiology of malaria, schistosomiasis, geohelminths, anemia and malnutrition in the context of a demographic surveillance system in northern Angola.
(1) The WHO further estimated that schistosome infections and geohelminths accounts for over 40% of the world tropical disease burden with the exclusion of malaria.
Both dog and cat roundworms are mildly zoonotic geohelminths. (19) The eggs are environmentally stable and infectious in soil contaminated by animal feces.
Keeping in view these public health problems this study was conducted with the objective to assess the frequency of intestinal geohelminths and other intestinal parasitic infections.