ankylostomiasis


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ankylostomiasis

(ˌæŋkɪˌlɒstəˈmaɪəsɪs)
n
(Pathology) a variant of ancylostomiasis

hook•worm

(ˈhʊkˌwɜrm)

n.
1. any intestinal bloodsucking nematode worm with hooks around the mouth, belonging to the superfamily Ancylostomatoidea and parasitic in humans and other animals.
2. a disease caused by hookworms, causing abdominal pain and, if untreated, severe anemia.
[1900–05]
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The analysis of what he named "the sickness of laziness" (11) also dates from this period and among the many aspects which he considered, we may cite: the medicine-structure-social-productivity association, the designation of laziness as a reduction in the capacity for work and the identification of some diseases as debilitating, the analysis of ankylostomiasis and the role of the Rockefeller Foundation in health programs.
Gabaldon was Minister of Health during 1959-1964 and changed the Division of Malariology to the Ministry of Malariology and Environmental Health, which now included the divisions of sanitary engineering, rural water supply, rural housing, and ankylostomiasis and other helminthic diseases.
Guelain, "Impact of improved sanitary conditions and domestic hygiene on the incidence of ascaridiasis and ankylostomiasis in children two to four years old in the rural zones of Ivory Coast," Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique, vol.