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Description:This photomicrograph reveals a hookworm egg undergoing the process of cellular division.
Hookworm eggs range in size from 57 - 76µm x 35 - 47µm, and are oval or ellipsoidal in shape with a thin shell. The eggs of Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus cannot be distinguished morphologically.
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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1982
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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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