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Review Article
Volume 5 Issue 10 - 2020
Soil-transmitted Helminths Infection in India
Sandipan Ganguly1, Sanjib Kumar Sardar1 and Sujit K Bhattacharya2*
1National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata, India
2Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, India
*Corresponding Author: Sujit K Bhattacharya, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, India.
Received: September 09, 2020; Published: September 28, 2020


Soil-transmitted Helminths (STHs) form one of the most significant groups of infectious agents that cause major public health problem in tropical and sub-tropical countries. The roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides), whipworm (Trichuris trichiura) and hookworms (Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus) are the major species that infect people and causes ascariasis, hookworm disease and trichuriasis respectively. According to WHO STHs is regarded as a neglected tropical disease.

Keywords: Soil-Transmitted Helminths (STHs); Ascariasis; Hookworm; Trichuris trichiura; WHO; Tropical


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