Medical Helminthology

Medical helminthology is the field of medicine that pertains to helminths (worms) capable of disease in people.

The public health impact of medical helminths is appreciable. Two billion people are infected by soil-transmitted helminths such as Ascaris, hookworms, and Trichuris trichiura and by schistosomes. Early childhood infections by soil-transmitted helminths delays physical and cognitive development. Other widespread helminthic infections include onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, dracunculiasis (Guinea worm disease), and food-borne trematode and tapeworm infections. All of these infections cause chronic morbidity and debilitation.

  • Platyhelminths
  • Class cestoda (tapeworm)
  • Class trematodes(flukes)
  • Nemathelminths
  • Intestinal nematodes

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March 04-05, 2019

10th Molecular Immunology & Immunogenetics Congress

Barcelona, Spain
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11th Global Summit on Immunology and Cell Biology

Sydney, Australia
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13th International Congress on Autoimmunity

Brisbane, Australia
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10th European Immunology Conference

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11th World Congress and Expo on Immunology

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6th International Conference on Parasitology & Microbiology

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12th Annual Congress on Immunology & Immunogenetics

Rome, Italy
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World Conference on Vaccine and Immunology

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