Flexi Says: Helminths (also commonly known as parasitic worms) are multicellular organisms, which — when mature — can generally be seen with the naked eye. Helminths infect animals, including humans. Most live in the host’s intestines, but some live in other organs, such as muscles or blood vessels. Helminths take nourishment and protection from the host and cause disease in return. Examples of helminthic infections in humans include infections by tapeworms, roundworms, pinworms, and hookworms.