While living in its host’s gut, the  Hookworm lodges its well developed, toothy mouth into the intestinal  lining and voraciously begins sucking out blood. This thirsty vampire  drinks so much of the red stuff that there is a serious risk of anemia  caused by iron deficiency.Rashes,  nausea and diarrhea are among the symptoms those infected by Hookworm  can expect, though part of the danger lies in the fact that its damage  is so insidious and easy to miss.As larva, the Hookworm forces entry by burrowing into its host’s skin,  usually through bare feet, and from there it travels through the body to  the intestine, at which point it grows into an adult worm.Although  all but eradicated in America’s South, where it infected a large  proportion of the population during the early 20th century, the Hookworm  remains a major threat to children in the tropics, causing retarded  growth as well as cognitive and intellectual impairment.As many as 740 million individuals are thought to be infected by Hookworm today. 

While living in its host’s gut, the Hookworm lodges its well developed, toothy mouth into the intestinal lining and voraciously begins sucking out blood. This thirsty vampire drinks so much of the red stuff that there is a serious risk of anemia caused by iron deficiency.

Rashes, nausea and diarrhea are among the symptoms those infected by Hookworm can expect, though part of the danger lies in the fact that its damage is so insidious and easy to miss.

As larva, the Hookworm forces entry by burrowing into its host’s skin, usually through bare feet, and from there it travels through the body to the intestine, at which point it grows into an adult worm.

Although all but eradicated in America’s South, where it infected a large proportion of the population during the early 20th century, the Hookworm remains a major threat to children in the tropics, causing retarded growth as well as cognitive and intellectual impairment.

As many as 740 million individuals are thought to be infected by Hookworm today. 

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    this just makes me think of the episode of House where the solution is that the patient has one of these little guys.....
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    OH NO I WENT BAREFOOT ALL DAY THE OTHER DAY AND I HAVE BEEN SO ITCHY/NAUSIOUS TODAY jk i dont have this bug but holy eff...
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