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helminth

[′hel‚minth]
(invertebrate zoology)
Any parasitic worm.
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Epidemiological and immunological research is also essential to understand the complexities of immunity during co-infections with helminths, HIV and TB.
Gastointestinal helminths in gray foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) of southern illinois.
The prevalence rate of human intestinal soil-transmitted helminths in primary school pupils has been reported to be 54.
As the body releases white blood cells to attack the helminth, it sets off a series of immune events that can regulate the immune system.
Helminths can cause anemia, delay neuronal development and stunt children's growth.
Nematodes were the most commonly represented group of helminths from Nebraska raccoons being represented by 3 species, Arthrocephalus lotoris, Baylisascaris procyonis, and Capillaria plica.
In one of the study children were more infected (60%) with helminths and protozoa than adults (30%) who had only protozoal infection4.
The researchers noted that the design of the current study was not suitable to make any epidemiological conclusions, however, it was able to demonstrate the suitability of adapting a GPLN lab for the detection of helminths.
The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination had organised the meeting titled 'Soil Transmitted Helminths in Pakistan: Dissemination of Findings from National Prevalence Survey and Consultation on Opportunities for School Based Deworming' with the support of WHO, Indus Health Network, Interactive Research and Development, Evidence Action.
Helminths are parasitic worms considered as the most common infectious agents in developing countries.
The topics include understanding the behavior of dairy cattle, the sustainable nutrition management of dairy cattle in intensive systems, disorder of digestion and metabolism in dairy cattle: the case of sub-acute rumen acidosis, the prevention and control of parasitic helminths in dairy cattle: key issues and challenges, and genetic variation in immunity and disease resistance in dairy cows and other livestock.
Among helminths, nematode and trematode parasites of ruminants have worldwide distributions (Rafique et al.