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Ascariasis (Round Worm Infection)

MODES OF SPREAD

  • Transmitted by eating uncooked contaminated food containing eggs of the worm
  • Children's mostly get infected by putting their hands to the mouths after playing in contaminated soil

SYMPTOMS

  • Vague abdominal pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea or bloody stools
  • Weight loss
  • Worms in the stools

PREVENTION

  • Avoid contamination of water with ascaris egg
  • Proper disposal of night soil
  • Washing of fruits and vegetables before eating
  • Personal hygiene of washing hands

 

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