Ascaris and ascariasis
Citation:C. Dold and C.V. Holland, Ascaris and ascariasis, Microbes and Infection, 13, 7, 2011, 632 - 637
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Ascaris lumbricoides and Ascaris suum are widespread parasitic nematodes of humans and pigs respectively. Recent prevalence data suggests that approximately 1.2 billion people are infected. Adult worms exhibit an overdispersed frequency distribution in their hosts and individuals harbouring heavy burdens display associated morbidity. In this review, we describe the parasite, its distribution and measures undertaken to control infection.
Type of material:Journal Article
Series/Report no:Microbes and Infection
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Subject (TCD):Immunology, Inflammation & Infection