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  • n. Plural form of helminth.


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  • Eosinophils typically combat parasitic invaders of the human body larger than bacteria or viruses, such as flukes or parasitic worms (collectively known as helminths).

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  • The impact of climatic factors and host density on the long-term population dynamics of vole helminths.

    Effects of changes in climate and UV radiation levels on structure of arctic ecosystems in the short and long term

  • Like protozoa, helminths can be either free-living or parasitic in nature.


  • In their adult form, helminths cannot multiply in humans.


  • Some consider the helminths to also include the segmented worms (annelids) — the only ones important medically are the leeches.


  • There are three main groups of helminths (derived from the Greek word for worms) that are human parasites:


  • On and on ... but the point is, I didn't have to attend eight years of medical training, and I never required a multi-million dollar facility to treat helminths in Panama or Shigella in East Africa.

    Stan Goff: Reflecting on Thin

  • It was stated that the immune response to certain vaccines against diphtheria (throat inflammation), tetanus, cholera and tuberculosis was diminished in people infected with worms, or helminths.

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  • In this way, water is treated by less expensive methods, since treatment requires mainly the removal of coliforms and helminths (e.g. wastewater treatment ponds).

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  • Where losses to helminths are difficult (or expensive) to control, the use of these animals can minimise the need for other control strategies.

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