Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections (STH)

  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_5054

This pathway of transmission occurs when hosts ingest worm eggs (e.g., Ascarislumbricoides, Trichuristrichiura) in fecally contaminated food (e.g., plants) or when larvae of  hookworms (Ancylostoma, Necator) penetrate the skin of humans.

Further Readings

  1. Mekonnen Z et al (2013) Comparison of individual and pooled stool samples forthe assessment of soil-transmitted helminthinfection intensity and drug efficacy. PLOS Negl Trop Dis. 7(issues):e2189Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany