Soil transmitted helminth infestations are a major public health problem in children in developing countries such as Kenya. Transmission occurs when a school age child comes into contact or ingests faecally contaminated soil that has helminth larvae and eggs. Infestations from Soil transmitted helminth impair physical growth and cognitive development. The book covers prevalence of worm infestation and the associated risk factors among school age children 5-12 years in rural Kaben location, Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya (2015). It describes soil-transmitted infestations, multiple parasitic infestations and risk factors associated with soil-transmitted helminths.
Benjamin K. Murkomen
Benjamin K. Murkomen, MPH, with a background of Environmental health, studied Epidemiology and Disease Control at Moi University Kenya. He has worked for the government of Kenya, Ministry of Health for over 23 years in different capacities. Currently, as Chief Public Health Officer, he heads Port health services coast region, National Government.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Helminths, Worm infestations, Associated Risk Factors, School age children
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General