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Table 4 Focus group discussion responses to prevention practices against STH and schistosomiasis

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

  STH Schistosomiasis
Prevention practices Not playing with / in soil Staying away from rivers and rice fields
  Avoid walking barefoot Wearing boots
  Improve hygiene and sanitation Improve hygiene and sanitation
  Take appropriate medicine Take appropriate medicine
  Avoid eating junk food Cleaning of surroundings
  Drink only clean water Avoid consuming dirty, fly-contaminated food