Ascaris worms are soil-transmitted helminths causing ascariasis in human and animals.
What does STH stand for?
STH stands for Soil-Transmitted Helminth (parasitic worm)
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We have 62 other meanings of STH in our Acronym Attic
- Sequential Trunk Hunt (call assignment scheme)
- Service Technique d'Hygiène (French: Technical Department of Health)
- Shadow the Hedgehog (game)
- Shark Tooth Hill (California)
- Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
- Sheraton Towers Hotel
- Short Term Hire
- Silver the Hedgehog (gaming)
- Silver Thomas Hanley (Australian architects & health planners)
- So Totally Hot
Samples in periodicals archive:
THE BURDEN OF NTDs Latin America and the Caribbean's Most Common NTDs [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Soil-Transmitted Helminths (intestinal worms) At least 44 MILLION pre-school age and school-age children at risk.
Soil-transmitted helminth infections: ascariasis, trichuriasis, and hookworm.
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).
The seven most common neglected tropical diseases are: trachoma (eye infections), soil-transmitted helminths (hookworm, Ascaris, Trichuris), onchocerciasis (river blindness), schistosomiasis (snail fever) and lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis).
For example, South Asian countries account for approximately one quarter of the world's soil-transmitted helminth infections, one-third or more of the global deaths from rabies and one-half or more of the global burden of lymphatic filariasis, visceral leishmaniasis and leprosy.