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A 19-year-old male asked:

How are meat worms and pin worms formed in body ... as i am a meat lover i consume chicken and eggs on daily baises are there any chances to me ???

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Parasite cycle: The growth of intestinal worms usually results from the injection of the egg, or other immature form of the adult worm. These types of encounters usually result from contaminated soil, raw fish, undercooked pork, etc. The most common infection from chicken and eggs is the bacterium Salmonella, of which there are a number of species.
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Dr. Natalie Sieb
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Don't eat raw meat: The most common worms found in meat-tapeworms-are really only contracted when you consume raw or undercooked beef or pork.Theireggs can also be passed with bowel movements,so someone who is infected and does not properly wash their hands after using the bathroom can spread them.Pinworms are contracted by accidentally swallowing their eggs-usually kids passing them-and cause itching around the anus
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Last updated Feb 20, 2016


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