Worm infestations often cause serious health problems and impact a child’s ability to attend and perform well in school. It produces nutritional deficiencies, anaemia, stunted physical and mental growth, psycho-social problems and repeated gastrointestinal and upper respiratory tract infections.
All these contribute to high morbidity in children and remain a major cause of high infant and child mortality in our country. Low socio-economic status, poor sanitation, coupled with low literacy rates of parents, particularly the mothers, are the main causes of this problem.
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