Roundworms in Dogs
Risk to Humans
It’s rare, but roundworms can cause problems in people. If you have contact with dog poop or soil that’s contaminated, you may get an infection. That can lead to eye, lung, heart, and neurological problems.
Kids have a higher risk and may get infected by ingesting eggs that are in soil or dog poop. Keep them away from areas where dogs have used the bathroom. Be sure they wash their hands regularly.