Worms and malaria

Worm study, baby no 1, permissionWorm infections were associated with malaria during pregnancy in EMaBS mothers (Hillier et al., 2008), and this could not be explained by common location or other potential confounding factors.  Also, children of mothers with hookworm infection seemed to be more susceptible to malaria during early childhood (Ndibazza et al., 2013).

Possible mechanisms for this are still being explored.

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