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Third-World Parasite Plagues the Rural South

Source
Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity
Date
Nov 22, 2017
Summary
Highlights the prevalence of hookworm in the rural South, focusing on a specific county in Alabama. Many of these residents cannot afford septic systems, and those who can often have systems that are not conducive to the climate and soil type, pumping sewage back into homes. Details the impact of hookworm disease on health, especially in children, and research happening to better understand the problem and potential solutions.
Tagged as
Environmental health · Health disparities · Infrastructure · Poverty · The South · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Alabama