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Helminths are parasitic worms and a division of eukaryotic parasites that, unlike external parasites such as lice and fleas, live inside their host. They are worm-like organisms that live and feed off living hosts, receiving nourishment and protection while disrupting their hosts' nutrient absorption, causing weakness and disease. Those that live inside the digestive tract are called intestinal parasites. They can live inside humans as well as other animals. Approximately 3 billion people globally are infected with helminthes.

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Honduras becomes first LAC country to launch national plan to combat NTDs

Honduras becomes first LAC country to launch national plan to combat NTDs

New research shows beneficial side effect of anti-allergy parasite

New research shows beneficial side effect of anti-allergy parasite

Access to, use of sanitation systems cuts odds of worm infection in half, study review shows

Access to, use of sanitation systems cuts odds of worm infection in half, study review shows

MUHC/McGill parasite disease researcher wins CPHA International Public Health Award

MUHC/McGill parasite disease researcher wins CPHA International Public Health Award

Exposure to infections in early childhood can protect child from eczema later in life: Study

Exposure to infections in early childhood can protect child from eczema later in life: Study

Scientist receives grant for research on parasitic diseases through African biodiversity medicines

Scientist receives grant for research on parasitic diseases through African biodiversity medicines

GSK to expand donation of albendazole medicine to treat children with STH risk

GSK to expand donation of albendazole medicine to treat children with STH risk

Scientists produce atlas of worm infection prevalence, distribution throughout Africa

Scientists produce atlas of worm infection prevalence, distribution throughout Africa

TB Alliance, DNDi announce inter-PDP agreement to develop potential anti-TB compounds

TB Alliance, DNDi announce inter-PDP agreement to develop potential anti-TB compounds

Survey examines disease R&D investment in 2008

Survey examines disease R&D investment in 2008

Regulatory agencies offer marketing approval for new products to treat neglected diseases

Regulatory agencies offer marketing approval for new products to treat neglected diseases

Clinton Global Initiative to raise awareness and funding for NTD control and elimination

Clinton Global Initiative to raise awareness and funding for NTD control and elimination

Also in global health news: NTD study; false cholera cases in Zimbabwe; contaminated water in Kenya; doctor's strike ends

Also in global health news: NTD study; false cholera cases in Zimbabwe; contaminated water in Kenya; doctor's strike ends

PLoS journal throws light on neglected tropical diseases toll in sub-Saharan Africa

PLoS journal throws light on neglected tropical diseases toll in sub-Saharan Africa

Intestinal parasites significantly reduce immune response to the cholera toxin

Intestinal parasites significantly reduce immune response to the cholera toxin

Many neglected diseases lacking research funding

Many neglected diseases lacking research funding

Tribendimidine shows promise for intestinal worm infections

Tribendimidine shows promise for intestinal worm infections

Study paves way for mass co-delivery of three antiparasitic drugs

Study paves way for mass co-delivery of three antiparasitic drugs

Does treating worms in people with HIV slow progression to AIDS?

Does treating worms in people with HIV slow progression to AIDS?

WHO unveils new strategy to fight some of the most neglected tropical diseases

WHO unveils new strategy to fight some of the most neglected tropical diseases