Hookworm infection: A neglected tropical disease of mankind

  • Muhammed Hossain Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100
  • Jamal Uddin Bhuiyan Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100
Keywords: Biology, Hookworm, Host range, Neglected, Transmission, Prevention

Abstract

Hookworm infection, a global problem of human, is caused by both Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus. These parasites are considered as important blood feeding nematodes. Hookworm is usually prevalent among the people who live with low socio-economic status. However, this tropical disease is neglected in most cases. This review was aimed at investigating the insights of hookworm infection of human considering its epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestation, diagnosis, treatment, immune mechanism, prevention, and control. This study showed how hookworm infection poses a global burden and infects 438.9 million people around the word annualy, and causes significant morbidity among the children and adult in endemic countries. Also, this review discussed how hookworm infection threatens the mankind causing serious health hazards.

http://doi.org/10.5455/javar.2016.c173

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Author Biographies

Muhammed Hossain, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100
Jamal Uddin Bhuiyan, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100
Published
2017-02-13
How to Cite
Hossain, M., & Bhuiyan, J. U. (2017). Hookworm infection: A neglected tropical disease of mankind. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 3(4), 297-320. Retrieved from https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/JAVAR/article/view/31508
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Review Articles