The most common type of human worm infection in Australia is pinworm. However, once a child is infected, other members of their household are also likely to get pinworms unless strict hygiene practices are observed. Despite the unsavoury reputation, a pinworm infection is relatively harmless and can be easily treated. Worms require a host in order to survive. In the case of pinworms, the human acts as the host.
Buttless Wonder: New Worm Has No Anus
Pinworms | Caring for kids
A bizarre new species of marine worm lacks a number of internal features common to other animals — including an anus, new research shows. The strange, pale-orange creature, scientifically known as Xenoturbella japonica , was found on the seafloor of the western Pacific Ocean. A team of scientists from the University of Tsukuba in Japan revealed that the worm lacks certain features common among more complex animals , such as a centralized nervous system, kidneys and an anus. However, the creature does have an oval-shaped mouth, implying that its digestive system has only one opening.
Pinworms are tiny, white, thread-like worms that live in the rectum. The worms crawl out of the anus bum at night and lay their eggs on nearby skin. Pinworms can be uncomfortable but they do not cause disease.
Pinworms are a type of little worm that commonly infects the intestines, especially in kids. Many of the kids in your school have probably had pinworms at one time, and the worms are nothing to be afraid of. It's gross to think about, but anybody can get pinworms. To learn how to stay worm-free, read on!