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Stomach infection - Pinworms (parasite)


Pinworm is caused by a small, thin, white or round warm called enterobius vermicularis. Also known as enterobiasis ,seat worm infection, thread worm infection or oxyuriasis.

Symptoms

a) Itching in the anal area.
b) Restless sleep.
c) Irritability.
d) Occasionally, secondary infection of scratches.

Method of spread

People become infected by unknowingly ingesting pin worm eggs that can be found on contaminated hands and surfaces such as bed lines, towels, clothing, toilets, eating utensils etc.
By eating contaminated food, under cooked food.

Incubation period

(the period between the initial infection and the appearance of symptoms)
Life cycle is 2-6 weeks from date of contact.

Communicable period

(the time during which an infectious agent may be transferred directly or indirectly)
As long as eggs are produced by adult worms. Eggs may remain infected for about 2 weeks in the environment.

Control

a) Consult with doctors for drug treatment.
b) Clean living areas daily.

What to do

May need to treat the whole family at the same time.
Keep nails shorts

Prevention

a) Promote good hygiene and hand washing before eating and preparing food.
b) Maintain clean toilet facilities.