Roundworms & Your Health, July 2011

(2011) Roundworms & Your Health, July 2011. Public Health, Department of (Health and Human Services, Department of)

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Roundworms (Toxocara species) are common parasites of dogs and cats (more than 25 percent of pets are infected). In particular, puppies and kittens are often infected regardless of their quality of care. Pets can get infected from their mother or by eating infected animals (such as rodents). Some animals may not show signs of illness, while others may vomit, have diarrhea, or have a potbelly appearance. Roundworms, which look like white earthworms, can sometimes be found in your pet’s vomit or feces. Humans can also become infected. An estimated 10,000 Americans become infected each year, with young children being at greatest risk of illness.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Roundworms, Virus, Public Health, Diseases
Subjects: Health and medicine > Public health > Environmental health
Health and medicine > Public health
Health and medicine
ID Code: 43640
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 17 Mar 2023 20:35
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2023 20:35