hookworm disease


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hookworm disease

[′hu̇k‚wərm di‚zēz]
(medicine)
Microcytic hypochromic anemia in humans produced by the nematodes Necator americanus or Ancylostoma duodenale in the the intestine.
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In 1915, the Rockefeller Foundation presented an exhibit on hookworm disease at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, California, to raise public awareness about infection in the Southern states through the use of models, life-size photographs of diseased bodies, and live demonstrations of microscopic examinations of fecal matter.
Neither ascariasis nor hookworm disease or infection is eradicable now, but both diseases could be better controlled using chemotherapy and hygienic interventions, especially among school-aged children.