The Hookworm

By: D'Angelo Durant

What is hookworm?

Hookworm is an intestinal parasite of humans and animals.

Is The hookworm dangerous.

Yes, The hookworm is a parasite that lives in the small intestine of its host, which may be a mammal such as a dog, cat, or human. Two species of hookworms commonly infect humans.

How the hookworm spread?

Hookworm eggs are passed in the feces of an infected person. If an infected person defecates outside soil or if the feces from an infected person are used as fertilizer, eggs are deposited on soil.

What is the treatment for hookworm?

Hookworm infections are generally treated for 1-3 days with medication prescribed by your health care provider.

How is hookworm diagnosed?

Health care providers can diagnose hookworm by taking a stool sample and using a microscope to look for the presence of hookworm eggs.

What are the signs and symptoms of hookworm?

Itching and a rash are often the first signs of infection. These symptoms occur when the larvae penetrate the skin.

Who do the hookworm mostly target?

The hookworm mostly target little children.

Where are hookworms located?

hookworms are located In soil that is contaminated this is why it is good to where clothing.

Hookworm cycle.

This is a photo of the hookworm cycle.
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