Periodic deworming practice in Sri Lanka: Is it based on evidence, misconceptions or commercialism?

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TitlePeriodic deworming practice in Sri Lanka: Is it based on evidence, misconceptions or commercialism?
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsMettananda S, De Silva H
Abbrev. JournalSri Lanka J Child Health
JournalSri Lanka journal of child health.
Year of Publication2017
Volume46
Issue4
Pagination307-311
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsDeworming, Geo-helminth, Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), Pinworm, Worm infections, [Public health interventions
Abstract

Geo-helminth (“worm”) infections are a universal health problem which predominantly affects the impoverished and underdeveloped communities in the developing world. Geo-helminths commonly infect the gastrointestinal tract of humans and result in significant morbidity particularly among preschool and school children1. Here we review the changing epidemiology of intestinal geo-helminth infections and critically evaluate the perception and practice of periodic deworming, the economic impact and the present public health interventions in controlling the disease burden in Sri Lanka.

DOI10.4038/sljch.v46i4.8375
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