Hookworm

About the dangerous parasite

Some Facts

Thrive in comfortably warm and moist areas. Lives in the intestines of the host.

Feeds on the victim's blood.

Egg size goes from 55 micrometers to 90 micrometers. Adults are often as small as 0.4 millimeters to 0.5 mm. Larger hookworms range from 10 mm 20 mm.

Reproduction

Hookworms reproduce by sexual reproduction. Takes about 6-10 weeks for female to begin laying eggs in the intestines of the host. Incubation may be a few weeks or several months depending on conditions.
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Dogs and people with pica are more at risk to get hookworms. People suffering from hookworm disease look pale and generally weak. Symptoms include headache, dizziness, noise in the ears and usually worn out.