CEE Seminar: Impact of Intestinal Parasites on Inflammation, Nutrition, and Poverty in the USA

Feb 16

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February 16, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Rojelio Mejia, Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Gastrointestinal (GI) parasites are estimated to infect more than two billion people throughout the world1. Soil-transmitted helminths (STH) (Ascaris lumbricoides, Ancylostoma duodenale, Necator americanus, Strongyloides stercoralis, Trichuris trichiura) are prevalent in resource-limited areas. Symptoms include chronic diarrhea, severe anemia, and can lead to intestinal obstruction. Intestinal parasitic infections have a significant impact on health outcomes and morbidity in adults and children worldwide. Globally, approximately 1 to 2 billion people are infected with STH. Among those infected with intestinal nematodes, Hookworm infections are associated with the greatest years lived with disability (YLDs), with recent estimates indicating that human STH disease is associated with 4.1 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs)... Zoom: https://duke.zoom.us/j/97283216160?pwd=TksvRlJoSStSSDhrNElvZzRFcFI2dz09 Meeting ID: 972 8321 6160 Passcode: 274932