- Trichuriasis (whipworm)
- Ascariasis (roundworm)
- Lymphatic Filariasis
children at risk for INTESTINAL WORMS
In the last 10 years, Vietnam has made progress in controlling two neglected tropical diseases (NTDs): lymphatic filariasis, a painful and disfiguring disease transmitted by mosquitoes, and trachoma, an infectious disease of the eye. But 53 out of 63 provinces remain at risk for intestinal worms, and only four to six million children in these provinces are being treated for intestinal worms each year. People living in poor, rural areas are not receiving the medicine they need to prevent and treat NTDs.