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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier
On episode 22 of the podcast This Week in Parasitism, Vincent and Dickson discuss possibly the most socially and politically important nematode of humans, the hookworm Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus.
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These things can make you so sick, and doctors in America never seem to think they are a problem or test for them.
I know I have had them for 2 mos or more ,even went to e r drs couldnt find ant thing wrong with me although I lay there with fever and diarrea and cramps.
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