The roundworm family Trichuridae includes the genus Trichuris, often referred to as whipworms. The name whipworm refers to the shape of the worm; they look like whips with wider "handles" at the posterior end. The genus Trichuris includes several species that infect the large intestine of their host. Notable species include:
Prevalence of Trichuris trichiura in relation to socio-economic & behavioural determinants of exposure to infection in rural Assam
Oct 01, 2000; Background & objectives: Stunting, anaemia, and the poor level of mental development are known to be associated with...