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Intestinal worms impair child health in the Philippines

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7178.214 (Published 23 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:214
  1. Adam Easton
  1. Manila

    As many as 9out of every 10children in the Philippines could be prone to poor physical and mental development because the problem of intestinal worms has largely gone unchecked, according to the Department of Health.

    A nationwide study performed over 10years by the Department of Education, Culture, and Sports found a prevalence of 50

    -90% in children aged 2-14years. Up to 30% of the population of 22million children may have one …

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