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The Shame of US Health Care Dysfunction: Hookworm Returns to Alabama

An article just published online(1), and reported so far in only one major media outlet (the Guardian, based in the UK) showed how hookworm, now considered a disease of poor, third world countries, has returned to the American south. This in a country which spends more per capita on health care than any other supposedly developed country. Background - the Supposed Eradication of HookwormA 2009 article in Health Affairs documented the supposed elimination of common diseases once found in US.
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