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Human-specific hookworms

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Note: description of Ancylostoma caninum (dog hookworm) can be found here.


In 1962, Norman Stoll, the distinguished Rockefeller Institute scientist who helped to establish human parasitology research in North America, described the health impact of hookworm:

As it was when I first saw it, so it is now, one of the most evil of infections. Not with dramatic pathology as are filariasis, or schistosomiasis, but with damage silent and insidious. Now that malaria is being pushed back hookworm remains the great infection of mankind. In my view it outranks all other worm infections of man combined…in its production, frequently unrealized, of human misery, debility, and inefficiency in the tropics.

Ancylostoma duodenale taxonomy

cellular organisms - Eukaryota - Fungi/Metazoa group - Metazoa - Eumetazoa - Bilateria - Pseudocoelomata - Nematoda - Chromadorea - Rhabditida - Strongylida - Ancylostomatoidea - Ancylostomatidae - Ancylostomatinae - Ancylostoma - Ancylostoma duodenale

Necator americanus taxonomy

cellular organisms - Eukaryota - Fungi/Metazoa group - Metazoa - Eumetazoa - Bilateria - Pseudocoelomata - Nematoda - Chromadorea - Rhabditida - Strongylida - Ancylostomatoidea - Ancylostomatidae - Bunostominae - Necator - Necator americanus

Hookworm life cycle

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Developmental stages (life cycle)

Life Cycle Stages

The life cycles of hookworms species are similar. Parasites are dioecious, with male and female organs in separate individuals. They mate in host's small intestine and the females produce eggs. Following copulation, female lays her eggs.

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References

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