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Hookworms, Endangered Gorillas, and Black Bears: Week in Review

ByAllison EckNOVA NextNOVA Next

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Hookworms once sapped the American South of its health and productivity, yet few realize that those bloodsuckers continue to afflict millions around the world today. NOVA Next contributor Rachel Nuwer

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Doctors set up hookworm clinics to conduct tests and teach townspeople about proper sanitation.

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