The immunology of human hookworm infections.

  title={The immunology of human hookworm infections.},
  author={Henry J. McSorley and Alex Loukas},
  journal={Parasite immunology},
  volume={32 8},
Hookworms are one of the most prevalent parasites of humans in developing countries, but we know relatively little about the immune response generated to hookworm infection. This can be attributed to a lack of permissive animal models and a relatively small research community compared with those of the more high-profile parasitic diseases. However, recently, research has emerged on the development of vaccines to control hookworm infection and the use of hookworm to treat autoimmune and allergic… CONTINUE READING