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Synonyms for hookworm

parasitic bloodsucking roundworms having hooked mouth parts to fasten to the intestinal wall of human and other hosts

infestation of the intestines by hookworms which enter the body (usually) through the skin

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- Ancylostomiasis (Hookworm Infections) Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2015
[USPRwire, Tue Aug 25 2015] GlobalData's clinical trial report, "Ancylostomiasis (Hookworm Infections) Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2015" provides an overview of Ancylostomiasis (Hookworm Infections) clinical trials scenario.
Ascariasis & Ancylostomiasis are considered as neglected tropical diseases.
Traub RJ, Inpankew T, Sutthikornchai T, Sukthana Y, Thompson RC (2008) PCR-based coprodiagnostic tools reveal dogs as reservoirs of zoonotic ancylostomiasis caused by Ancylostoma ceylanicum in temple communities in Bangkok.
The study carried out in Cote d'Ivoire demonstrated that improvements in hygiene conditions reduced the incidence of ascariasis by 75% and ancylostomiasis by 82%.