A 23-year-old female asked:
How do people get ascaris most commonly? would i have to have been abroad?
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Ascariasis: Ascaris lumbricoides (parasitic helmith worms) 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. Ascaris is ingested. Ascaris.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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