alexa Not by drugs alone: the fight against parasitic helminths.


Journal of Allergy & Therapy

Author(s): Evans AC, Stephenson LS

Abstract Share this page

Abstract With particular reference to parts of eastern and southern Africa the authors outline the dire effects of parasitic worms on people in the tropics and subtropics. Helminth infections can be controlled with drugs but in the long term a more comprehensive approach is required, dealing with poverty, health care and education, living conditions, sanitation and water supplies. PIP: Millions of people in the world's tropical and subtropical regions are infected by parasitic worms such as Ascaris, Trichuris, Necator, Ancylostoma, and Schistosoma, with the largest proportion of infected individuals being in the age group 3-18 years. Children carry the heaviest worm and egg burdens, and, because of their defecation practices, they are the principal disseminators of infection. Special attention should therefore be given to treating children. Within weeks or months of treatment, significant increases can be realized in children's growth rates and in physical and mental energy levels, while morbidity and mortality decline. Treatment alone, however, is not enough in poor, undernourished, and often underserved communities, where reinfection can be expected to occur. In the long term, a more comprehensive approach is required which addresses the prevailing poverty and problems in health care, education, living conditions, sanitation, and water supplies. Infection with hookworms, schistosomes, and strongyloides is described, followed by a section on targets and recommendations.
This article was published in World Health Forum and referenced in Journal of Allergy & Therapy

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals


1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version