Abbie Fish


a parasitic nematode worm that inhabits the intestines of humans and other animals. It has hook like mouth parts with which it attaches itself to the wall of the gut, puncturing the blood vessels and feeding on the blood.


You can become infected with hookworm by coming into contact with soil that contains their eggs or larvae. The larvae enters your skin, travel through your bloodstream, and enter your lungs. They also travel through your windpipe and are carried to your small intestine when you swallow. Fully grown, they can live in your small intestine for a year or more before passing through your feces.