THERE ARE NO BARRIERS BETWEEN ANIMAL AND HUMAN HEALTH
THE MOST COMMON INFECTION IS CAUSED BY ROUNDWORM1
- Most infections are caused by accidentally swallowing infective eggs.
- Droppings from untreated cats and dogs are the main source of infective eggs.
- Children can therefore be infected if they play in areas that have been contaminated by your pet’s poo, such as sandboxes or soil.
1. Overgaauw PA. Aspects of Toxocara epidemiology: toxocarosis in dogs and cats. Crit Rev Microbiol. 1997; 23 (3): 233–51.