A parasitic nematode that lives in the small intestine of its host, which may be a mammal such as a dog, cat, or human. Roundworm infection is among the most important tropical diseases in humans.
A disease of humans caused by the parasitic roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides.
Contaminated Soil Contaminated Food and Water Insects
Good Hygiene Exercise Clean Environment Cook Properly
Washing of Fruits and Vegetables Hand Washing
Fecal Flotation A small amount of the stool is mixed into a special solution. causing the roundworm eggs to float to the top and adhere to a glass slide that has been placed on the top of the solution. Diagnosis is often made by visible recognition of the worm moving through the tissue
Anorexia Malnutrition A mild fever and flu-like symptoms Complaint of sensation of a worms moving Discomfort
Surgical/manual extraction of the worms Corticosteroids Pharmaceutical drugs that are used to kill roundworms are called ascaricides and include: o Mebendazole o Piperazine o Albendazole o Santonin