Deworming shows growth similar to placebo in pre-school children in Peru

1 octubre 2015

The three intestinal worms roundworm (Ascaris), whipworm (Trichuris) and hookworm, cause infections and diseases that are among the most common neglected tropical diseases in the developing world. Researchers recently set up a large-scale randomised controlled trial of 12 and 13-month-old children attending health centres in Iquitos, Peru.