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Hookworms are parasites of the intestinal tract that can cause mild diarrhea in both people and animals and are primarily found in carnivores such as dogs, cats, and rodents.

Disease Agents

  • Ancylostoma braziliense
  • Ancylostoma caninum
  • Ancylostoma duodenale
  • Bunostomum phlebotomum
  • Necator americanus
  • Uncinaria stenocephala

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