Volume 26, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



The prevalence of infection with and hookworms ( and ), and the possible transmammary passage of these parasites, was studied in the people of a village in Bulapé, Zaire, Africa. Stool examinations revealed that 34% of 76 infants under 200 days of age were infected with and 8% were infected with hookworms. Infection rates in the general population were 44% for and 90% for hookworms. The examination of milk from nursing mothers revealed the presence of larvae in one case. The finding suggests that may be transmitted via the milk in humans.


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