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Human neonatal infections with hookworms in an endemic area of Southern Nigeria. A possible transmammary route



Human neonatal infections with hookworms in an endemic area of Southern Nigeria. A possible transmammary route



Tropical and Geographical Medicine 33(2): 105-111



Examination of faecal smears of 316 neonates (4 to 5 weeks old) in a human hookworm endemic area of southern Nigeria showed that 33 (10%) of them were infected. Most neonatal infections (88%) were due to Ancylostoma duodenale although Necator americanus was the more prevalent hookworm species in the area. The prevalence of neonatal infections was pronounced (64%) for mothers who were A. duodenale-positive 5 to 6 weeks postpartum.

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