a parasite that infects the intestine and can cause diarrhoea, bleeding in the intestine, vomiting, weight loss and anaemia (a shortage of red blood cells, which makes you weak and tired). It is spread though faeces. Medical treatment is effective, but prevention through sanitation is much more so
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The human Whipworm (Trichuris trichiura or Trichocephalus trichiuris), is a roundworm, which causes trichuriasis when it infects a human large intestine. The name whipworm refers to the shape of the worm; they look like whips with wider "handles" at the posterior end.