Hook worm is contracted through infected soil, feces, etc. If I am correct? Every website says developing countries are more at risk, but how at risk am I in Canada when I walk barefoot on trails and paths?

  • @Pills-N-Pillows: Do we really need a hookworm tag for only one question? The tag seems to specific to me, parasites should suffice. – Narusan Mar 28 '17 at 20:55
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    @Narusan, it's about the future of Stack Exchange. This won't be the last question about hookworms. There are separate tags for tapeworm, ringworm, etc. -- just being consistent with the website. Parasites is a great tag, which is why I included it (it wasn't included in this question before), but it can be too broad if people in the future are researching hookworms specifically. – Pills N Pillows Mar 28 '17 at 21:06
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    @PillsNPillows: Sorry, didn't know so many different worm-tags existed. Obviously if they do and we want to keep them, this one should be created for consistency. Maybe this should be addressed in Medical Sciences Meta. – Narusan Mar 28 '17 at 21:10
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    @Narusan, I hear ya! Maybe there needs to be categories within "parasite" section, and one of the categories can just be worms, etc. haha. I don't know! :) There's so many different types of parasites -- hard to say. But I get your point! – Pills N Pillows Mar 28 '17 at 21:15

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