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Description:The human hookworms include two nematode (roundworm) species, Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus.
You can become infected by direct contact with contaminated soil, generally through walking barefoot, or accidentally swallowing contaminated soil.
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Creation Date:1982
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Links:CDC - Nat. Center for Infectious Diseases; Division of Parasitic Diseases; Hookworm
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