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Whipworm disease, or trichuriasis, is a parasitic disease of the large intestine. Worldwide, infections usually occur in tropical and subtropical areas and in areas with poor sanitation; they also occur in the southern United States.
An estimated 800 million people, most commonly children, are infected worldwide. Although the incidence of whipworm infection is high, most cases are not severe.
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