Necator Americanus (Hookworm)

Marissa and Jamia

Life cylce of Hookworms

The life cycle of a worm is pretty much a waiting game. The larvae wait to be pick up by humans, dogs, and other living animals and that's when the action begins. The larvae being to thrive once they are inside the hosts body. The hookworms then reproduce inside the body and the eggs are passed through the hosts feces and the eggs wait to be picked again.
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Symptoms of the Hookworm

Itching

Congestion in lungs

Appetite loss

Diarrhea

Nausea

Anemia (Low red blood cell count)


Treatments

Prescribed medications such as Albendazole and Mebendazole (anti-parasitic drugs)

Vitiamn supplements are given to help the person's nutrition like iron are given to help the people who have anemia.

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Location of Hookworms

Most commonly found in tropical and sub-tropical environments, areas of Africa,Latin America, Southeast Asia and China. Some mat be found in North and South America.

Steps needed to take to prevent infection (on the individual and society scale).

Individual

Wash hands before you eat or prepare food

Wear shoes wherever you go

Be cautious


Society

Central Plumbing System

Pick up dog feces

Improve sanitation

Health Prevention Program

Sources

"Hookworm: Ancylostoma Duodenale and Necator Americanus."Hookworm: Ancylostoma Duodenale and Necator Americanus. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2015.

"Hookworm." Hookworm. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2015.

"Hookworm: Ancylostoma Duodenale and Necator Americanus."Hookworm: Ancylostoma Duodenale and Necator Americanus. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2015.