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Hookworm


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Hookworm - mouth of the organism
Hookworm - mouth of the organism

This photograph shows the front section of the hookworm, and the mouth parts which it uses to feed. The cutting plates, used to attach to the lining of the intestine where they suck blood for nourishment, are visible. Three species of hookworm cause infection in the United States, including this species, Necator americanus. (Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)

Hookworm - close-up of the organism
Hookworm - close-up of the organism

This is the mouth part of the hookworm Ancyclostoma duodenale. The hookworm uses sharp, curved cutting plates to attach to the lining of the intestine where it sucks blood for nourishment. (Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)

Hookworm - Ancylostoma caninum
Hookworm - Ancylostoma caninum

This is a photograph of a hookworm on the lining of the intestine. (Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)

Hookworm egg
Hookworm egg

This is a hookworm egg. Hookworms hatch in damp vegetation. Their larvae can enter the human body through the skin, even without cuts or abrasions. Once through the skin, they begin the next step of their life cycle.

Hookworm rhabditiform larva
Hookworm rhabditiform larva

The larva of a hookworm is visible in the center of this photograph.

Digestive system organs
Digestive system organs

The digestive system organs in the abdominal cavity include the liver, gallbladder, stomach, small intestine and large intestine.





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