How Well Do You Know Hookworm Infection?

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How Well Do You Know Hookworm Infection?

Hookworm infection is an infection which has hookworm as the causing agent. It is a powerful intestinal parasite with certain features which makes its survival in the gastrointestinal tract of man possible.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The following are symptoms of hookworm infection except
    • A. 

      Diarrhoea

    • B. 

      Weight loss

    • C. 

      Abdominal pain

    • D. 

      Headache

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not used in treating patients infected by hookworm? 
    • A. 

      Albendazole

    • B. 

      Mebendazole

    • C. 

      Iron supplements

    • D. 

      Chloramphenicol

  • 3. 
    The species of hookworm that infect man are
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 4. 
    Hookworm eggs are present in which of the following products in infected persons?
    • A. 

      Sweat

    • B. 

      Faeces

    • C. 

      Urine

    • D. 

      Saliva

  • 5. 
    In 2015, Statistics revealed that hookworm infection ails a population of 
    • A. 

      450 million

    • B. 

      480 million

    • C. 

      300 million

    • D. 

      425 million

  • 6. 
    In severe hookworm infection, which of this is not likely to occur?
    • A. 

      Anaemia

    • B. 

      Protein deficiency

    • C. 

      Emaciation

    • D. 

      Dyspnoea

  • 7. 
    Which of the following hookworm species can not be transmitted from cat to man? 
    • A. 

      Ancylostoma americanus

    • B. 

      Ancylostoma brazillense

    • C. 

      Ancylostoma tubaeforme

    • D. 

      Uncinarea stenocyphala

  • 8. 
    The specie of hookworm that exclusively affects dogs is 
    • A. 

      Ancylostoma stenocyphala

    • B. 

      Ancylostoma tubaeforme

    • C. 

      Ancylostoma cannium

    • D. 

      Ancylostoma brazilliense

  • 9. 
    The following are animals that can be infected with hookworm except 
    • A. 

      Birds

    • B. 

      Rats

    • C. 

      Dogs

    • D. 

      Cats

  • 10. 
    The frequency of hookworm infection is higher in 
    • A. 

      South America

    • B. 

      North America

    • C. 

      Africa

    • D. 

      Asia