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Dose 2. They're alive! 

Hey there! It’s been awhile.

My second dose of hookworm arrived this past Saturday after much “rigmarole”. I had asked that it be shipped to Florida (where we were spending two weeks of vacation) thinking that they’d have a better chance of survival due to the tropical climate. 267 more words

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Parasite Profile: Hookworms

Life Cycle

Ancyclostoma caninum, commonly referred to as hookworm, is occasionally seen in our area.  Adult worms occupy the small intestine and eggs are passed in the feces. 439 more words


Dose 2. Inoculation fail.

Oh, hi! Long time no post, I know.

Obviously, there’s been a bit of a lull. My skin has been extra itchy and angry for about the last week. 283 more words

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Sierra Leone’s hookworms

A new finding from an extensive study of intestinal helminth infections in sub-Saharan Africa, which was led by scientists at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute estimates that, of the 800 million people who live in sub-Saharan Africa, approximately 130 million (16%) suffer from human hookworm infection. 13 more words

NTDs By Region

Day 5. This Week in Parasitism.

I found a really interesting podcast called This Week in Parasitism. Well, it may not be interesting to others but it’s extremely interesting to me. 157 more words

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Let Me Google That For You!

Okay, okay. I know. *sigh* I’m being asked by more than one reader to explain how helminthic therapy works. I’m sorry. I thought you were all mind readers. 563 more words

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Thyme: The anti-bacterial herb

Thyme has a powerful ability to kill off bacteria and viruses and should be taken at first signs of a cold or illness. It is a rich source of several essential vitamins such as vitamins A, E, C, K, B-complex and folic acid and it is also one of the best sources of calcium, iron, manganese, selenium, and potassium. 310 more words