Worm Infections

Understanding Worm Infections

Worm infections, or helminthiasis, occur when parasitic worms infest the human body. Common types include roundworms, tapeworms, and hookworms, often transmitted through contaminated food, water, or soil. Symptoms vary but may include abdominal pain, diarrhea, and weight loss. Treatment typically involves antiphrastic medications, along with hygiene and sanitation measures to prevent re-infection. Regular deworming in endemic areas is crucial for controlling the spread of these infections and promoting public health.