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deworm

(dē-wûrm′)
tr.v. de·wormed, de·worming, de·worms
To cure (an animal) of worms; worm.

de·worm′er n.
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He said a blanket statement that children should be dewormed every three months is wrong considering that children's exposure to things that they can get infected with a worm from varies from one community to another as well as one social class to another.
Farmers are advised to deworm animals with a reputable product on arrival on their farm or at the farm of origin, prior to introducing them to the resident herd.
He added that 'every adult, irrespective of status, should take drugs to deworm once every three months.
Dubai Cares has partnered with Evidence Action's Deworm the World Initiative -- an initiative that tackles worm infections, anaemia and malnourishment among children -- to support transformational change in health and nutrition among children in India.
Belizario said tropical diseases like schistosomiasis are very common in Leyte and Samar, areas hardest-hit by Yolanda, and "we should deworm the babies and children coming from these areas." Schistosomiasis is a chronic disease caused by parasitic worms that live in freshwater snails.
Traditional wisdom has been to rotate dewormer medications, deworm on a schedule, and deworm each individual animal--no fecal tests required.
Headteacher Raphael Wanyonyi welcomed the initiative saying it will be of assistance to pupils since most of them rarely deworm despite being exposed to spreading factors.
For this year's deworming campaign, the DOH expected to deworm at least 78 percent or 2 million children.
With this new programme, Dubai Cares is reaching out to vulnerable children in the most affected areas, and we are placing schools at the centre of the strategy to deworm children and provide a healthy environment for education.
ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday launched the first ever "Islamabad Deworming Initiative" which will deworm 250,000 children in first phase at all Government Schools in the federal capital out of the 570,000 children aged between 5-15 who are at risk of infection with intestinal worms.