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Can fresh milk help prevent ascaris limbrocuides?

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Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 24 years experience
No: Ascaris is due to eating infected food with the eggs of ascaris. Fresh milk will not prevent it. Always make sure you eat hot freshly prepared food served at well maintained and clean establishments.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Ascaris lumbricoides: Ascaris eggs are released in feces and can contaminate soil. Ascaris eggs on produce (raw vegetables or fruit), containers, unwashed hands of food handlers, etc)can also contaminate food. Ascaris is ingested. Ascaris infections are not prevented by drinking milk.

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