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Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2007 Apr;50(2):449-52.

A study on the prevalence of hookworm infection in four districts of West Bengal and its linkage with anaemia.

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Department of Microbiology, Govt. of India, All India Institute of Hygiene & Public Health, Kolkata.


Stool samples collected from the districts of Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Hooghly and Calcutta in West Bengal were examined for hookworm and associated parasites. It was found that maximum prevalence of hookworm was in Hooghly district (24.8%). N. americanus appeared to be more prevalent species in all the districts studied. The load ofhookworm infection appeared to be mostly in the mild range. Ascaris lumbricoides appeared to the most common accompanying infection. In the affected population, the degree of anaemia was mostly mild.

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