Risk Factors for Hookworm
List of Risk Factors for Hookworm
The list of risk factors mentioned for Hookworm in various sources includes:
Risk factors discussion:
People who have direct
contact with soil that contains human feces in areas where hookworm is
common are at high risk of infection. Children --because they play in dirt
and often go barefoot-- are at high risk. Since transmission of hookworm
infection requires development of the larvae in soil, hookworm cannot be
spread person to person. Contact among children in institutional or child
care settings should not increase the risk of infection. (Source: excerpt from Hookworm Infection: DPD)
About risk factors:
Risk factors for Hookworm are factors that do not seem
to be a direct cause of the disease,
but seem to be associated in some way.
Having a risk factor for Hookworm
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to Hookworm.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting Hookworm.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.
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