What is the life cycle of the hookworms?

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Adult hookworms within the human intestine release eggs that are eliminated with the human feces. Under adequate conditions of moisture and temperature the eggs mature in the soil and generate larvae. The larvae differentiate into thread-like infective larvae that can penetrate the human skin, generally through the feet. The larvae them gain the human circulation and reach the lungs from where they go to the airway and the pharynx. When the larvae are swallowed they enter the small intestine and develop into adult worms and the cycle restarts. 

Dipti KC
Jun 7, 2023
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