Human interaction

    Hookworms have a profound effects on humans. Over 1.3 million people in the world are infected with hookworms. This is a major problem in third world countries and places of low health conditions. Once infected, the human host can have many health problems associated with the infection.

Problems caused by hookworms:
    -Anemia due to high blood loss and iron deficiency
    -Hypoproteinemia, or low protein levels
    -Cardiac complications
    -Severe acute pulmonary and gastrointestinal reaction
    -In children, infections have stunted growth and even caused below average      intelligence.
Other symptoms:Hookworm penetrating foot- McGill University
    -Itchy, red, rash at penetration site
    -Loss of appetite
    -Weight loss