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Helminthiasis and their prevention

Helminthiasis is a disease caused by parasitic organisms - helminths (worms). In total, about 250 types of helminths are known that can infect (infect) humans. They belong to two types of wildlife: flatworms (Plathelmintes) - include the class of tapeworms (cestodes) and the class of flukes (trematodes); roundworms (Nemathelmintes).

The size of helminths is significantly different from each other. Among them there are very small ones - 0.5 mm and very large ones - 10-15 m or more. Some types of helminths parasitize in the intestine, while others prefer the liver, lungs, and brain.

The biological feature of the development of helminths is the cyclical nature of their development, i.e. each helminth goes through the stages of a larva, a sexually mature form and an egg. Features of helminth life cycles are the basis of their epidemiological classification (Table 12). There are three main types of helminths:

Geohelminths are worms in which the maturation of eggs to an invasive (infectious) state occurs in the soil, i.e. outside the host.

Biohelminths are worms whose development cycle occurs with a change of owners, i.e. in their life cycle there are primary and intermediate owners. In the body of the intermediate host (human or animal), the stages of eggs and larvae pass; in the final host (human or animal), the helminth reaches puberty.
The larvae of some biohelminths sequentially develop in the body of the hosts of two different species, of which the first is called intermediate, and the second - additional.

Contact helminths are worms whose eggs mature quickly (within a few hours) and infection with them most often occurs when a healthy person comes in contact with a sick person. Autoinvasion (self-infection) is possible.

A person is infected with helminths in two ways: through the external environment, invaded by helminth eggs, or by eating intermediate hosts of helminths - meat of cattle, pigs, fish, which contain helminth larvae.

The distribution of helminths is influenced by natural geographical conditions (climate, soil character, availability of necessary hosts and carriers, etc.) and social factors (lifestyle, customs, communal comfort, sanitary improvement, sanitary culture, etc.).

Table 12

Epidemiological characteristics of helminthiases

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