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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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Waterborne infectious diseases could soon be consigned to history

Waterborne infectious diseases could soon be consigned to history

Controlling neglected diseases will boost fight against HIV, TB and Malaria

Controlling neglected diseases will boost fight against HIV, TB and Malaria

Tiny worms provide clues to new treatments for diabetes, asthma and hay fever

Tiny worms provide clues to new treatments for diabetes, asthma and hay fever

Global project to combat parasites that cause cancer and infection in millions

Global project to combat parasites that cause cancer and infection in millions

Parasitic worms, or helminths, may be an effective treatment for Crohn's disease

Parasitic worms, or helminths, may be an effective treatment for Crohn's disease

300 million people in the developing world are seriously ill from intestinal worms

300 million people in the developing world are seriously ill from intestinal worms

Helminthic therapy, using worm eggs to treat patients with inflammatory bowel disorders

Helminthic therapy, using worm eggs to treat patients with inflammatory bowel disorders