About 25% of Haitian children infected by Intestinal worms

Have you ever heard that from a Haitian parents referring to a child? " Samble ou giyin yon vè k'ap manje'ou". In another term, "It seems like you have intestinal parasites that is eating you. According to a survey conducted recently this is the case in 25 percent of the cases.


The Minister of Public health and Population in Haiti published a report that shows based on survey done for children between the ages of 6 and 15, about 25 percent of Haitian children are suffering from intestinal worms.

Intestinal worms are parasites that usually infect the gastro-intestinal tract and can live throughout the body and can cause many problem to a developing child.

The study also revealed that many Haitian families are unaware of the method of transmission. Intestinal worms can be acquired by ingestion of undercooked meat, drinking infected water, and skin absorption.

Good hygiene is the main prevention against Intestinal worms

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