Using serology to investigate the epidemiology and impact of Ascaris infections in humans Ghent University
Infections with gastrointestinal worms, including the roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides, occur
throughout the developing world and remain a major public health problem in the poorest
communities with lack of personal hygiene, environmental sanitation and safe drinking water.
Children are at highest risk of these worm infections, which lead to nutritional deficiencies,
anaemia and impaired physical and mental development. ...