A Tennessee teenager contracted a parasite causing a nasty infection after a trip to a Florida beach.
Multiple hookworms were found under the Memphis boy's skin. But this parasite isn’t just in Florida, it could be lurking as close as your backyard.
These hookworms thrive in environments like the Carolinas and can spread easily -- especially if you like to go barefoot. It’s a small microscopic parasite that generally can’t be seen with the naked eye.