These worms are common in poor communities in warm, humid, climates.
Whipworms embed themselves in the lining of the intestine causing
significant blood and protein loss. They mature in 3 months growing
up to 5 cm. Their eggs are released into the stool and mature in
Symptoms are uncommon. Heavy infestation leads to diarrhea with
blood and mucus. Stool analysis will show this infection.