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Worms cause anaemia and low weight in children. How to protect your child

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Health Talk Radio Africa

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Intestinal worms are so common in children in Sub-Sahara Africa. Worms cause anaemia and low body weight. Worms’ eggs hatch with 24 hours after an infected person defects on the ground. After the eggs hatch, they develop into larvae which pierce the skin on the child’s foot, travel to the lungs, up to the throat, where they are swallowed. The larvae then hook themselves to the small intestine. That is when the child’s health problems begin. Find out how to prevent worms from infecting your child, how to treat worms and get rid of anaemia that is caused by worms infection.

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