Introduction: Hookworm


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Hookworm: Worm spread through feces with poor sanitation.

Hookworm: Hookworm is an intestinal parasite of humans that usually causes mild diarrhea or cramps. Heavy infection with hookworm can create serious health problems for newborns, children, pregnant women, and persons who are malnourished. Hookworm infections occur mostly in tropical and subtropical climates and are estimated to infect about 1 billion people -- about one-fifth of the world's population. 1

Researching symptoms of Hookworm: Further information about the symptoms of Hookworm is available including a list of symptoms of Hookworm, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Treatments for Hookworm: Various information is available about treatments available for Hookworm, or research treatments for other diseases.

Statistics and Hookworm: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Hookworm, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.

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1. excerpt from Hookworm Infection: DPD

Last revision: April 9, 2003

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