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This photomicrograph reveals ultrastructural details exhibited by an unidentified embryonated ovum, which could have been produced either by an Ancylostoma sp., or a Necator sp. hookworm. Diagnostic characteristics of a hookworm eggs include, a thin shell, which is oval or ellipsoidal shape, 57µm - 76µm X 35µm - 47µm in size. If ingested, developing hookworms can cause intestinal problems including mild diarrhea or cramps.
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Creation Date:1979
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