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James Mahaffy Mahaffy at dordt.edu
Thu Oct 5 05:17:40 EST 2000


Samantha,

I am  noit a vet, but last time I talked to one, it was my impression that dog hookworm is still a problem in our area.  
You should be able to find a lotor information in a good vet parasitology book.  If you can't find one in your University ask a local vet.   I don't know the fatality rates for dogs, but human hookworm can kill and in fact was a big cause of death at one time in Porto Rico (a grant from the Rockefeller foundation help improve sanitation on the Island ? back in the 50's).   This is off the top of my head from some Zoology lectures on parasites.  A decent text on parasites will tell you a lot more.  

You could also try searching for hookworm and the appropriate generic terms in your library's electronic database. 


Hope that helps.

James Mahaffy (mahaffy at dordt.edu)        Phone: 712 722-6279
Biology Department                                     FAX :  712 722-1198
Dordt College, Sioux Center IA 51250

>>> "sammi" <sammiiii at bigponddot.com> 10/04/00 04:08PM >>>
Dear Anyone,
I am a third year university student studying parasitology.
I have been given the topic
DO HOOKWORMS STILL KILL PUPPIES?
while I have been able to find information on what hookworms do, how they
infect etc. I am having difficulty finding current information on the
prevalence of the parasite at present and whether or not fatalities are
still occurring because of this.
If you could please point in the right direction for this type of
information it would be greatly appreciated.
your sincerely
Samantha Helling












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