Helminths
worms
EPA list
Primary
Pathogen
Heart
disease
Cerebrovascular
disease
Respiratory
disease
Pneumonia
Blood
appendicitis
Eyes
Liver
Ascariasis
X
  X
  X
       
Caenorhabditis
elegans
    X
X
         
Hymenolepis nana
X
          X
   
Necator americanus
X
    X
  X
     
Taenia
X  
X
X
        X
 
Toxocariasis
X
X
X
X
      X
X
Trichuris
X
X
X
  X
X
X
   
                   
                   
HELMINTHS -- WORMS

By Jim Bynum, VP                                                                                                                                                                                    1/1/2009
Help for Sewage Victims

EPA claims sludge is safe because it does not test for any helminths  listed as: 1) Infectious characteristics (RCRA);
2) disease causing agents (CWA - CERCLA); and 3)  
Etiologic Agents (CDC) The Public Health Security and
Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002,  
(UDSDA 9CFR 121 & 7 CFR 331) and hazardous waste rules
Part 261.

C. elegans is so hearty that it was the only living creature to survive the Columbia space shuttle disaster. When the
shuttle broke up, it was carrying more than 60 scientific experiments, with animals including bees, fish and spiders.
The other animals perished, but the C. elegans were found in the rubble, swimming in their Petri dishes inside a metal
locker, totally oblivious to the tragedy.
May 4, 2007  http://daily.stanford.edu/article/2007/5/4/thePetriDishOrganismsToModel

Title: PERSISTENCE OF ESCHERICHIA COLI 0157:H7, SALMONELLA ENTERICA SEROTYPE NEWPORT, &  SALMONELLA ENTERICA
SEROTYPE POONA IN THE GUT OF A FREE-LIVING NEMATODE,
CAENORHABDITIS  ELEGANS, & TRANSMISSION TO PROGENY &
UNINFECTED NEMATODES    

Table 4  disease and death