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Community-Wide De-Worming Programs Can Be Cost-Effective, Researchers Say

BBC News: Call for mass de-worming exercise
“A large-scale de-worming treatment program is needed to rid some 1.5 billion people of these harmful and unpleasant parasites, say researchers. The Stanford University team says the World Health Organization needs to step up its response — but the WHO says this could breed drug-resistant infections. … By their calculations, outlined in The Lancet Global Health journal, it would cost about £109 per person per year, which they say is highly cost effective…” (Roberts, 9/16).

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