Greek: strongylus = rounded; oides = similar. Latin: sterx = terminal end; stercus = feces; stercoralis = within feces. English: dwarf round worm.
This worm is found not only in humid and tropic and subtropic regions but also in countries of South Europe, in mines as well as in zoos (since many monkeys are heavily infected). Several hundred thousands of infections occur worldwide.
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