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Description:This micrograph shows a hookworm egg from an undetermined species of origin.
Diagnostic characteristics of a hookworm egg are a thin shell, oval or ellipsoidal shape, and 57 - 76µm by 35 - 47µm in size. If ingested, developing hookworms can cause intestinal problems such like mild diarrhea or cramps.
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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1986
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Links:CDC – National Center for Infectious Diseases; Div. of Parasitic Diseases: Hookworm Infection
CDC - National Center for Infectious Diseases; Division of Parasitic Diseases: Hookworm
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