Brownsville ranks No. 2 nationally for highest increase in Hookworm Disease

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Source: Companion Animal Parasite Council

SALEM, Ore. – The nation’s leading source on parasitic diseases issued their monthly report on the top 10 cities for Hookworm disease. The report for the month of June compiled by the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) ranked Brownsville No. 2 in the nation for Hookworm disease among dogs and cats.

The monthly report alerts pet owner, veterinarians and pet-related services about the emerging threat of hookworm, a zoonotic, parasitic disease threatening the health of both pets and people. The report identifies U.S. metro areas experiencing the highest percentage increase in positive hookworm tests in the last 30 days.

From June 1 – 30, 2020, these 10 U.S. cities had the highest percentage increase in positive hookworm tests:

1) Rockford, Illinois

2) Brownsville, Texas

3) Reno, Nevada

4) Cheyenne, Wyoming

5) Bakersfield, California

6) Jackson, Mississippi

7) Spokane, Washington

8) Salinas, California

9) Cape Coral, Florida

10) Billings, Montana

Read the full report here.

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