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What does STH stand for?

STH stands for Soil-Transmitted Helminth (parasitic worm)

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The partnership will focus on eliminating river blindness, Guinea worm, lymphatic filariasis, blinding trachoma, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminths, leprosy, Chagas disease, visceral leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness, all of which contribute to rising rates of absenteeism amongst primary school age children in endemic countries.
Sicknesses covered include soil-transmitted helminth infections (such as hookworm infection), schistosomiasis (snail fever), tropical diseases that blind (such as river blindness and trachoma), mycobacterial infections, kinetoplastic infections (such as sleeping sickness and chagas disease), dengue, rabies, and much more.
13 /PRNewswire/ -- At the launch of the World Health Organization's (WHO) first report on Neglected Tropical Diseases today, GSK announced a new five year commitment to expand the donation of its medicine albendazole to treat children at risk of intestinal worms, known as soil-transmitted helminths (STH).
Efficacy of current drugs against soil-transmitted helminth infections: Systematic review and meta-analysis.
I've also spent almost a month once doing a soil-transmitted helminth survey of schoolchildren that consisted of a team of us backpacking from school to school with microscopes.
The diseases are trachoma (blinding eye infection), soil-transmitted helminths (hookworm, ascaris, trichuris), onchocerciasis (river blindness), schistosomiasis (snail fever), and lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis).