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Parasitic worm infections include schistosomiasis and intestinal worm infections, and are part of group called Neglected Tropical Diseases.

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They are estimated to infect over 1 billion people in some of the world's poorest communities.

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They affect people without access to clean water and sanitation.

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The highest levels of infection are mostly found in school-age children.

 

Parasitic worm infections can result in:

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Impaired child development

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Reduced school attendance

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Reduced productivity

 
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Internal organ damage

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Infertility

 
 

BUT TREATMENT CAN HELP.

Treatment is safe and effective. Studies show that early and regular treatment of parasitic worm infections has the potential to:

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Reduce the damaging effects of infection.

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Increase school attendance by 25%.

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Increase future earnings by 40%.

 

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