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Table 2 Focus group discussion responses to perceived causes of STH and schistosomiasis

From: Community perceptions of mass drug administration for soil-transmitted helminthiasis and schistosomiasis in selected schools in the Philippines

  STH Schistosomiasis
Perceived causes Playing with / in soil Exposure to dirty or stagnant water
  Walking barefoot Absence of toilet / Open defecation
  Not washing hands before meals Exposure to soil
  Dirty nails Eating fish caught in schisto-infested water
  Consuming junk food Eating fly-contaminated food
  Eating fly-contaminated food Eggs
  Eating undercooked food Snails
  Worms