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Whipworm Disease

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Whipworm disease is caused by a parasitic roundworm named Trichuris trichiura. The parasite is called whipworm because of its long, very thin, whip-like shape.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, whipworm is the third most common roundworm to infect humans.

Last Updated April 16, 2014

Last Reviewed April 16, 2014