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MCQs in Travel Medicine$
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Dom Colbert

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199664528

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199664528.001.0001

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Common Gastrointestinal Worms

Common Gastrointestinal Worms

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(p.33) chapter 4 Common Gastrointestinal Worms
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MCQs in Travel Medicine
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Dom Colbert

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199664528.003.0008

Helminthiasis is rampant in poorer tropical countries, in fact one is surprised if a patient’s stool is clear of ova or parasites when working in such places. Travellers are also liable to acquire helminthiasis from contaminated food or water, as well as via the faeco-oral route. In the latter case it may be unfair to blame poor personal hygiene since washing and sanitation facilities are often below standard. Nonetheless, the helminth load in travellers is considerably less than that in indigenous people, so the ultimate ill-effects are usually less marked in the visitor.

Keywords:   gastrointestinal worms, worm cause

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