Friday, September 15, 2017
Hookworm? It's back in the U.S.!
I recently ran across a story on the surprise incidence of hookworm in Alabama. Hookworm was thought to be wiped out in the U.S., but a recent study found 19 out of 55 individuals in a small community tested positive for hookworm.
Here is a little more on the history of hookworm in the U.S. South and how that disease might have influenced how Southerners were thought of. You can read more from NOVA Next.