Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 5th, 2004
According to published research from Poland, "Hookworms are blood-feeding nematodes inhabiting the guts of many mammalian species, including humans. Hookworm infections are one of the main causes of anemia in the third world and tropical countries and they also contribute to great economic losses in the food industry. Hookworm proteases play a very important role in tissue migration and feeding."
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