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: Health Survey conducted in India states shocking facts that around 12.0% of total Population self-reported having Soil-transmitted helminthiasis in the country. Coming to the statistics in numbers it is estimated around 55,86,354 are the victims of Soil-transmitted helminthiasis in India. It is not only constrained to one region but it has victims all over the world.