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Can humans get roundworms?

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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 are more likely to get infected by ingesting eggs that are in soil or dog poop. Keep them away from areas where dogs have pooped.

From: Roundworms in Dogs WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Companion Animal Parasite Council: ''Roundworms'' and ''Ascarid.''

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Baker Institute for Animal Health: ''An Overview of Canine Roundworm Infections.''

The Merck Veterinary Manual: ''Roundworms in Small Animals.''

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on October 24, 2018

SOURCES:

Companion Animal Parasite Council: ''Roundworms'' and ''Ascarid.''

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Baker Institute for Animal Health: ''An Overview of Canine Roundworm Infections.''

The Merck Veterinary Manual: ''Roundworms in Small Animals.''

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on October 24, 2018

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