What Are Intestinal Worms?
Intestinal worms are worms that live and reproduce in the gastrointestinal tract. Chiefly, there are two major groups of intestinal worms. They include protozoa and helminths. Protozoa are one cell worms while the latter have many cells. Additionally, protozoa tend to multiply easily in the human body and they include microsporidia and cryptosporidium among others. Isospora is a common intentestinal worm that affects persons living with HIV aids. Helmithns on the other hand include hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms, giardia, threadworms, whipworms and pinworms. Intestinal worms attack the body through the use of contaminated food and water, skin, nose, sexual conduct, transmitting agents including mosquitoes and poor hygiene habits. Children are often at a high risk of intestinal worms. This is because of their play and eating habits. They can put anything in their mouths. Adults can also be affected by intestinal worms.