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ID#:5244
Description:This micrograph confirms the presence of hookworms in a host’s intestines where they will reside while obtaining nutrients.
The hookworm uses its sharp cutting teeth to grasp firmly to the intestinal wall, and while remaining fastened in place, ingests the host’s blood, obtaining its nutrients in this fashion, thereby, causing the sufferer to become anemic.
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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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