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26) Intensive Community Work for the Relief and Control of Hookworm Disease in the Southern States," International Health Board, Record Group 5, Series, 2, Box 3, Folder 20, Rockefeller Center Archives.
A project is under way in Ghana to better control schistosomiasis, ascariasis, and hookworm disease by mass treatment and hygiene education of school-aged children.
I am aware that early 20th century surveys identified lower prevalence of hookworm disease among residents of the rural American South who are of African descent than among their neighbors of European descent despite similar living habits, environmental conditions, and levels of impoverishment.