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Vaccinating Against Iron-Deficiency Anemia: A New Technology For Maternal And Child Health

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Health Affairs posted a blog written by Peter Hotez and Remko van Leeuwen that describes the role of HOOKVAC in vaccinating against Iron-Deficiency Anemia (IDA). As they explain: “While several factors contribute to IDA, including dietary deficiencies and iron losses through menstruation and pregnancy, human hookworm infection has been identified as one of the leading causes in impoverished countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and Oceania. Hookworms are parasitic worms that attach to the inside of the intestines of children and women. Hookworms are long-lived parasites, extracting blood every day to produce sufficient blood loss that results in IDA”. Read the complete blog here: http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2015/02/19/vaccinating-against-iron-deficiency-anemia-a-new-technology-for-maternal-and-child-health/

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