Hookworm Infection By: James Padilla

What Is Hookworm?

Hookworm infection, also known as hookworm disease, is an infection by a parasitic bloodsucking roundworm. The Hookworm infections that infect humans are known as ancylostomiasis and necatoriasis.

These worms live in the small intestine which may be that of a bird or mammal such as a dog, cat, or human. Hookworm infection in pregnancy can cause poor growth, premature birth and a low birth weight of the baby. Hookworms in children can cause intellectual and growth problems.

Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus. A.duodenale is the more common type in the Middle East, North Africa, India and (formerly) in southern Europe, while N.americanus is the more common type in the Americas, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, China, and Indonesia


People with hookworm may experience an itchy rash where the larvae penetrate the skin, then fever, coughing, and wheezing or abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and diarrhea.

How to Prevent Hookwork

avoid barefoot because hookworm larvae live in the soil and can penetrate the skin. it can also can be passed in the feces of an infected person.

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