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Hook Worm in Norther Australia - You and Your Pets


The article below is about Hook Worm in Northern Australia and why we should always wear footwear up north and keep an eye on our pets (also disposing of our poo properly).

See map of infected areas in Oz;
http://iceh.uws.edu.au/fact_sheets/FS_hookworm.html 

For pic's etc, see;
http://images.google.com.au/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=hookworm&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=f2mgSsyDKoPY7APhuMjqCw&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4 

Another link on how it enters the bloodstream, then lungs and intestines, also symptons although not always obvious;
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000629.htm 

-- Edited by Vic41 on Friday 4th of September 2009 11:48:55 AM

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There's a lot of nasties about.

Thanks for the 'heads up'.

Is there a single source of health advice for traveling in Australia published anywhere that you know of ?

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Don't know Rolly, you would think there would be, otherwise how would overseas visitors to oz know what to expect etc, maybe something for Oz in the World Health Organisation Data?

From a quick search for Oz all I seemed to be able to find was the Flu pandemic.

Maybe someone else knows?

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