The hookworm disease, ankylostomiasis, has steadily decreased.
Among the diseases caused by parasitic animals are malaria, yellow fever, the sleeping sickness, and the hookworm disease.
They got the hookworm disease in religion and belonged to the shirkers, not the workers.
hookworm disease n.
A disease resulting from infestation with hookworms and usually marked by abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, and anemia.
hookworm hook·worm (huk'wûrm')
Any of numerous small parasitic nematodes of the family Ancylostomatidae having hooked mouthparts with which they fasten themselves to the intestinal walls of various hosts, including humans.