Children in developing countries commonly carry up to 1,000
hookworms, roundworms and whipworms at a time.
The presence of these parasites can cause
anemia, stunted growth and other debilitating conditions.
Approximately 40% of the world’s children are affected by intestinal parasites,
usually caused by dirty water and poor sanitation.
Parasites affect a child’s development and cause hunger, nausea and lack of energy.
In about 60,000 severe cases each year, they kill.
This can be prevented with the most basic of improvements to hygiene
and better access to sanitation facilities
and a clean water supply.
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