Washing away disease

ANU researchers are helping to eliminate the scourge of intestinal worms in Myanmar, as AMANDA COX reports.

Like many places around the world, an early morning scene in the rural township of Phyu is filled with smiling children walking eagerly to school.
 
They are dressed in the national school uniform of Myanmar – green longyi skirts for the girls and green shorts or green longyis for the boys – as they pass rice fields and irrigation channels.