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Second best is a caution against running executable files sent in Prurient or lustful curiousity often fuels the spread of those infections, as users who should by now know better than to open applications that promise videos of some shocking political event or naughty encounters featuring the latest media hotties.

Since these worms do not multiply in the human host, re-infection occurs only as a result of contact with infective stages in the environment.

Morbidity is related to the number of worms harboured.

Witness the May 2001 hysteria, which duped thousands of users geared to take whatever advice turned up in their inboxes into deleting a key Windows operating system file from their home systems.

Heavier infections can cause a range of symptoms including intestinal manifestations (diarrhoea and abdominal pain), malnutrition, general malaise and weakness, and impaired growth and physical development.

People become infected with hookworm primarily by walking barefoot on the contaminated soil.

There is no direct person-to-person transmission, or infection from fresh faeces, because eggs passed in faeces need about 3 weeks to mature in the soil before they become infective.

The main species that infect people are the roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides), the whipworm (Trichuris trichiura) and hookworms (Necator americanus and Ancylostoma duodenale).