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Can you get ascaris from undercooked chicken? how is ascaris caught?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Ascaris: Ascaris lumbricoides can be passed when contaminated night soil (human feces is used as fertilizer) is used to grow produce. Lack of sanitation can also be a factor if infected people defecate near food crops. Ascaris eggs on produce (raw vegetables or fruit), containers, unwashed hands of food handlers, etc can also contaminate food. You would only get it from chicken if contaminated by.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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dirty hands, clothing, containers etc. Ascariasis has low prevalence in the US.
Mar 29, 2014

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