Hookworms & Your Health, July 2011

(2011) Hookworms & Your Health, July 2011. Public Health, Department of (Health and Human Services, Department of)

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Animal hookworms (Ancylostoma and Uncinaria species) are common parasites of dogs and cats (up to 36 percent of pets are infected). In particular, puppies and kittens are often infected regardless of their quality of care. Pets can get infected from many different sources (e.g., from their mother, eating infected rodents, and contacting soil contaminated with infected feces). Some animals may not show signs of illness, while others may have pale gums, weight loss, or diarrhea. Animal hookworms are the most common cause of the human disease, cutaneous larva migrans. Hookworm infection is more common in southeastern states near the Gulf Coast and in some tropical travel destinations.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Animals, Hookworms, Dogs, Cats, Infection
Subjects: Health and medicine > Public health
Health and medicine > Public health > Epidemiology
ID Code: 43481
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 10 Mar 2023 20:32
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2023 20:32
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/43481