Byline: Sunday Blessing Folake
The resident of Bida Niger state have been advised to see the need to deworm themselves at least three times a year to prevent parasite from getting into their body either due to poor hygiene or outside food.
This was made known recently during an interview with a medical practitioner, Dr Idris Isah from Federal Medical Center (FMC) Bida, Niger state, he disclosed that worm infestation may result in the deterioration of adult productivity, effect cognitive progress thereby reducing literacy and even hampers one’s nutritional status.
“It is mostly our daily unhygienic habits that lead to worm infestation, walking barefoot on lawn, eating with unclean hands, drinking untreated water can lead to worm infection” Dr Idris said.
So he advised parents to always deworm themselves and also their children to prevent anaemia and mal-nourishment which ultimately hampers the physical and mental development of a child “Deworming looks like a non-threatening affair but a lack of it can actually be fatal for you” he added.