Disease Definition: Soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) is a type of helminth infections caused by different species of roundworms. It is caused specifically by those worms which are transmitted through soil contaminated with faecal matter and are therefore called soil-transmitted helminths.
Disease Symptoms and Treatments: People with light soil-transmitted helminth infections usually have heavy infections can cause a range of health problems, including abdominal pain, diarrhoea, blood and protein loss, rectal prolapse, and physical and cognitive growth retardation. Soil-transmitted helminth infections are treatable with medication prescribed by your health care provider.
Disease Statistics: National Health Survey stated that around 6.0% of total Population self-reported having Soil-transmitted helminthiasis in Canada. Coming to the statistics in numbers it is estimated around 1,95,708 are the victims of Soil-transmitted helminthiasis in Canada. It is not only constrained to one region but it has victims all over the world.