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Fred Worm’s Threadworm Site is an online resource for schools, parents and healthcare professionals, providing information, advice and resources about this very common, but little talked about condition.
Threadworms, also known as pinworms, can easily go undetected because the signs are difficult to see. It’s now time for threadworms to come out of the closet and receive the attention they deserve!
did you know...
around 50% of school age children are likely to become infected with threadworm, which is highly infectious but not always easy to diagnose (1)
Our site is divided into four sections for quick access to the appropriate information. We have also introduced a Feedback section where you can express your opinions and share any ideas you have about dealing with threadworms.
We'd love to hear from you!
1. Abbas A and Newsholme W, Diagnosis and management of helminth infections, Prescriber, March 2009