Ancylostoma ceylanicum, a re-emerging but neglected parasitic zoonosis.

  title={Ancylostoma ceylanicum, a re-emerging but neglected parasitic zoonosis.},
  author={Rebecca Justine Traub},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  volume={43 12-13},
Although Ancylostoma ceylanicum is known to be an endemic and widely distributed hookworm of dogs and cats in Asia, its contribution to human morbidity as a potentially zoonotic hookworm remains largely unexplored. Since its discovery by Lane (1913) as a 'new parasite' of humans a century ago, the hookworm has been regarded as a 'rare' and 'abnormal' parasite and largely overlooked in surveys of human parasites. Recent molecular-based surveys in Asia, however, have demonstrated that A… CONTINUE READING
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