Hookworm & Nematodes?

Answer Nematodes are unsegmented parasitic worms that live in huge numbers in water, soil, plants and animals. Hookworm is a roundworm infestation that can cause disease in the intestines and lungs. ... Read More »

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What is the scientific name of a hookworm?

"Hookworm" is the common name of several similar-looking parasites that infect humans and domestic animals, such as dogs. The scientific names of the most common hookworms found in humans are Ancyl... Read More »

Who first discovered the hookworm?

The Arab physician Ibn Sina, sometimes called Avicenna, discovered the hookworm during the early part of the 11th century, according to the article "Doctor's Doctor: Ibn Sina (Avicenna)" written by... Read More »

How to Test for Canine Hookworm?

Canine hookworms are one of the most common intestinal parasites that infect dogs. Adult hookworms are no longer than 3/4 inches long. They have little teeth that attach themselves to the walls of ... Read More »

Hookworm Larvae Adaptation?

Hookworms throughout the world are most prominent in constantly moist, warm climates. Two species of hookworm, Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus, infect more than 740 million people all ... Read More »