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The prevalence of ascariasis

The prevalence of ascariasis

Parasitology Today 4(6): 162-169

The common roundworm, Ascaris lumbricoides, is probably the most prevalent human intestinal helminth. Previous estimates of world prevalence range from around 650 million to 1000 million. By a detailed literature search, David Crompton now confirms the upper figure - estimating a world prevalence of 1008 million representing about 22% of the world population. The infection is known from 153 out of 218 recognized countries.

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DOI: 10.1016/0169-4758(88)90152-4

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