ID#: 5244
Description: Caption:
This photomicrograph of an intestinal tissue sample, revealing the presence of hookworms, which had embedded themselves in the intestinal mucosal, in order to obtain the nutrients they would need to thrive. 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
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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