HOOKWORMS

A Dangerous Parasite

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About the Hookworm

A hookworm is a bloodsucking parasite that lives in the small intestine of a human. It also lives in the soil and then it sticks to the bottom a hosts foot and travels to their small intestine. Hookworms are the second most common human worm. There are thousands of types of hookworms but only two target human. The hookworm like to feed on humans and animals. As a baby, a hookworm is just a tiny larvae. When it grows, it's about 5-11 mm long.

How the Hookworm does things

The hookworms reproduce wherever the find a mate. When the eggs find a way to go in the sand or soil and wait till a person comes along so they can go on there foot and start all over again. They feed on the hosts blood.