Whipworm infection

Intestinal parasite - whipworm; Trichuriasis; Round worm - trichuriasis

Whipworm infection is an infection of the large intestine with a type of roundworm.

Trichuris trichiura egg

This is the classical appearance of the Trichuria (whipworm) egg. The eggs are highly infectious. After a person eats contaminated food, the worms hatch from the eggs and live in the intestine, causing vomiting and diarrhea. (Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)



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When to Contact a Medical Professional