The parasitic roundworm, Ascaris lumbricoides infects humans when eggs excreted in faeces are ingested. The eggs pass through the body and develop into mature worms in the intestine. It is estimated that up to a quarter of the world's population is infected in areas where there is poor sanitation.
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ParaDesign - a mathematical framework based on worm egg counts in stool that allows health-care decision makers to adapt their survey design according to both local worm epidemiology and resources