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Study: Parasites Prompt Need for Safe Waste Management

People who live in rapidly expanding urban areas of low income countries are at the greatest risk of intestinal parasitic infection, according to a new study. Contact with human and animal fecal matter in areas where safe management of wastewater and fecal waste is lacking causes infections such as hookworms and intestinal protozoa. The study was conducted by researchers from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and their colleagues in Uganda. They examined the prevalence and...

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