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can wife and i get worms from touching cat with worms. we wahed hands after touching cat but held them and touched phone i also rubed eyes?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No: You must ingest the eggs of worms to have them take residence in your body. People pet cats (and dogs) all the time and do not get parasites.
Answered on Nov 20, 2017
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