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Updated: Jan 3, 2023

Hook worms are a type of round work that typically infect the gut, cause abdominal pain, blood loss, anemia, loss of appetite and rashes. The larvae tend to enter through skin penetration, mainly your feet, and may cause rashes at entry points.

Once inside the body, hookworms travel through the bloodstream & make their way to the lungs where an infected person may cough them out or swallow them with phlegm. Once swallowed, they find them home in the intestines and use their sharp dental plates to hook into the intestinal wall.

Eggs leave the body via stool where they end up back in soil to restart the cycle.


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