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Hookworm

a parasitic intestinal infection caused most commonly by necator americanus or ancylostoma duodenale. Individuals may be asymptomatic and be carriers. Infection occurs when the larvae invade exposed skin, most commonly the feet.

symptoms can be similar to peptic ulcer disease.


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Ascaris is a parasitic roundworm. Also, there are pinworms, hookworms, trichina and filarial worms.

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by Volvox
Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:00 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Worms
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The Fiber Disease

... parasites. “Over 1.4 billion people carry the snakelike roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides in their intestines; almost 1.3 billion carry blood-sucking hookworms; 1 billion have whipmorm,” writes Zimmer. At least two million people a year die of malaria, a disease caused by the protozoan Plasmodium. ...

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by J Jill
Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:22 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

... contained a single nematode-like organism. Although this is outside my area of expertise, the morphology was most similar to filariform larvae of hookworms or possibly a larval form of Ascaris (roundworm). The organisms were identical in morphology. Their presence was not readily observable because ...

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by Neva Borden
Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:13 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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