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There are some very simple was to prevent hookworm infection in the developing world. Here are some ways:

  • Get rid and dispose of human feces in a sanitary way so they don’t contaminate the soil

  • Wear covered footwear in areas where the disease is known to be endemic. 

  • Wash hands after going to the toilet and before handling or eating food. 

  • Use safe drinking water and be sure to prepare food using clean preparation processes.

  • Keep animals (cattle, cows, dogs, pets) out of areas used for sleeping and eating. 

  • Avoid close contact with animals.

  • Plan on deworming children if necessary or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.

In prime conditions, Hookworm larvae are capable of penetrating children’s skin within a few seconds.

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