What is a "roundworm"?
a roundworm is a type of parasitic worm that commonly infects humans and animals. It has a long, cylindrical body with a pointed head and is found in various environments, including soil, water, and the digestive tract of its hosts. Roundworm infections can cause a range of symptoms depending on the specific species involved, but common symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, and fatigue. These infections are often transmitted through the ingestion of contaminated food or water, or through direct contact with infected soil. Treatment for roundworm infections typically involves the administration of anthelmintic medications to eliminate the parasites from the body. Prevention measures include practicing good hygiene, maintaining proper sanitation, and avoiding the consumption of undercooked or contaminated food.