3 Oct 2015


From This Way Up, 1:20 pm on 3 October 2015

Hookworm infection is a leading cause of maternal and child morbidity in developing countries. This remarkable parasite can enter the body through hair follicles or a break in the skin and settles down in your lungs or gut to spend the rest of their lives feeding on your blood. Associate Professor David Diemert is working on a hookworm vaccine.