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The US Thought It Was Rid of Hookworm. Wrong

As a nation labeled one of the richest in the world, you wouldn’t think the U.S. would be dealing with diseases connected to extreme poverty but, unfortunately, such is not the case. Hookworm, which spreads when an infected person defecates outside, is alive and well in America, specifically in Alabama, where 19 of 55 individuals tested positive for the worm. As reported by NPR, the area where the disease was discovered is one of the poorest in the nation, and many residents lack proper...

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