Worms

Bal Singh bal at KB.USM.MY
Mon Jul 31 20:51:08 EST 1995


Stephen Kayes wrote that Enterobius vermicularis is considered as a soil 
tansmitted parasite - how can that be when it does not require a period 
of development in the soil as the eggs become infective a few hours after 
being laid on the perianal skin??

Could someone please clarify?

Balbir Singh
Department of Microbiology & Parasitology
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Kubang Kerian, 16160,
Malaysia



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