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Hookworm infections in humans are caused by two important species of nematode parasites (a type of a roundworm), Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus.
Opinions: Kangaroo care; NTDs, Women's health

Opinions: Kangaroo care; NTDs, Women's health

Issuing first report on NTDS, WHO aims for 'complete control' by 2015

Issuing first report on NTDS, WHO aims for 'complete control' by 2015

The George Washington University Professor to comment on water-borne diseases

The George Washington University Professor to comment on water-borne diseases

Scientists produce atlas of worm infection prevalence, distribution throughout Africa

Scientists produce atlas of worm infection prevalence, distribution throughout Africa

Capitol Hill briefing addresses neglected tropical diseases

Capitol Hill briefing addresses neglected tropical diseases

Controlling NTDs can improve reproductive health and rights of women in poor countries

Controlling NTDs can improve reproductive health and rights of women in poor countries

Publication serves as a guide to build productive partnerships and overcome global health challenges

Publication serves as a guide to build productive partnerships and overcome global health challenges

Hookworms can prevent asthma

Hookworms can prevent asthma

Researchers gain ground in efforts to fight parasite infection

Researchers gain ground in efforts to fight parasite infection

Tribendimidine shows promise for intestinal worm infections

Tribendimidine shows promise for intestinal worm infections

7 million pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa infected with hookworms

7 million pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa infected with hookworms

Could stem cells be used to cure Crohn's Disease?

Could stem cells be used to cure Crohn's Disease?

Genetic engineering offers promising new approaches to improve dietary iron intake

Genetic engineering offers promising new approaches to improve dietary iron intake

The role of gut worms in allergies

The role of gut worms in allergies

WHO unveils new strategy to fight some of the most neglected tropical diseases

WHO unveils new strategy to fight some of the most neglected tropical diseases

Bill Gates puts hand in pocket and gives $70 million for research into tropical diseases

Bill Gates puts hand in pocket and gives $70 million for research into tropical diseases

Controlling neglected diseases will boost fight against HIV, TB and Malaria

Controlling neglected diseases will boost fight against HIV, TB and Malaria

Tropical diseases such as sleeping sickness, schistosomiasis, river blindness, hookworm, elephantiasis, and blinding trachoma are being ignored

Tropical diseases such as sleeping sickness, schistosomiasis, river blindness, hookworm, elephantiasis, and blinding trachoma are being ignored

Protein secreted by the dog hookworm may advance vaccine development in humans

Protein secreted by the dog hookworm may advance vaccine development in humans

Global project to combat parasites that cause cancer and infection in millions

Global project to combat parasites that cause cancer and infection in millions