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Blood-Sucking Worms No Match Against Vaccine Pill

94% hookworm reduction

Ancylostoma caninum, a type of hookworm, attached to the intestinal mucosa. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Article via LabRoots

Hookworms are blood-sucking parasites that get their name from their characteristic hook-shaped heads. For a small worm (roughly the width of a fingernail), hookworms have a massive impact on global health. The parasite spreads through dirty water, infecting tens of millions of people every year.

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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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