ABC News posted a video Thursday entitled “Parasitic Worms,” which features Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Dr. David Diemert discussing Sabin Vaccine Development work in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The video, which was produced in 2010 by Rockhopper, highlights the pervasiveness of hookworm infection among children in Brazil. As Dr. Diemert points out, although treatment for hookworm is available now, drug resistance is a major concern and a vaccine is badly needed. Since the video’s original airing, Sabin and its collaborators have continued to study hookworm infection in the search for a hookworm vaccine. Currently there are two candidate hookworm vaccines under development.
The video can be viewed here.