AND PREVENTATIVE STRATEGIES:
wear shoes, fertilize without night soil, general sanitation projects.
- 1915 - Rockefeller
Commission merges with international health board to spread Rockefellers
prevention work in Puerto Rico to other tropical countries with hookworm
prevalence. The work was successful by stressing general hygiene and
contributed to the control of many other diseases (Foster 88)
- 2000 - Funded
by the $18 million donation by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,
Albert B. Sabin Vaccine Institute collaborates with George Washington
University Medical Center to begin genetically engineering a vaccine
for hookworm. The lead researcher is Peter Hotez, MD, PhD.
Building a latrine