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Some 25% of Haitian children suffer from intestinal parasites

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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."

Tags: Health, Child, health care

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