New Delhi: A high percentage of intestinal worms has been found among children living in slums and those in Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD)-run schools, according to a survey.Soil-transmitted helminths, commonly known as intestinal worms, are the most common infections worldwide affecting the most deprived communities.Worm infestations lead to a chronic condition that harms health, nutrition and development of children.An 18.86 percent of MCD-run school children were found to have helminths. Slum children infested with the parasite were 18.79 percent, while 9.91 percent children of Delhi government schools were found to be carrying worms.
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