Improved molecular diagnostic tools for human hookworms

@article{Gasser2009ImprovedMD,
  title={Improved molecular diagnostic tools for human hookworms},
  author={Robin B. Gasser and Cinzia Cantacessi and Bronwyn Evelyn Campbell},
  journal={Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics},
  year={2009},
  volume={9},
  pages={17 - 21}
}
Blood-feeding hookworms are parasitic roundworms (i.e., nematodes) of major socioeconomic importance, affecting millions of people worldwide. Despite their impact on human health, little attention has been paid to improving practical methods of diagnosis. The genetic characterization of hookworms and specific diagnosis of their infections are central to elucidating the ecology and epidemiology of these parasites as well as the control of the disease they cause. Traditional coprodiagnostic… 
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