Some 25% of Haitian children suffer from intestinal parasites
It is estimated that close to 25% of Haitian children are suffering from intestinal parasites.
A study conducted by Ministry of Public Health and Population; Ministry of Education, and National Directorate of Water Supply and Sanitation reveals 25% of children from 6 to 15 are infected with intestinal parasites.
Haiti has no quarantine law, and Haitians don't understand the deadly consequences of the parasites: abdominal pain, anemia, memory loss, and in some cases death.
Mobile school clinics have been deworming the student population ". . . but re-contamination is problematic."