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New Yorker Examines Hookworms’ Impacts On Human Health, Development

New Yorker: War of the Worms
“…[Two species of hookworms] have evolved to live within us, and they quietly plague us. As a species, we suffer from many chronic parasitic infections; scientists have grouped the major ones as ‘neglected tropical diseases’ in an effort to draw attention to their prevalence. Of these diseases, hookworm … is one of the most debilitating and widely disseminated…” (Klass, 12/14).

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