Monday, September 19, 2011

OneWorld Health to tackle parasitic worm infections in India

Nonprofit drug developer OneWorld Health will work with the Jharkhand State Department of Health in India to reduce infections caused by a parasitic worm.
Soil-transmitted helminths, or STHs, attack the gastrointestinal track and can cause severe blood and vitamin deficiencies. An estimated 2 billion people globally have active infections at any given time, according to South San Francisco-based OneWorld, causing abdominal pain, diarrhea, weakness and, in some cases, chronic intestinal blood loss that leads to anemia.

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