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Can dog poop or urine cause pinworms in a child?
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Dr. Patrick Hieber
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In brief: Pinworms
No. Pinworms ( enterobius vermicularis) are exclusively transmitted from human to human .
This is usually by hand to mouth transmission of microscopic eggs excreted on the peri-anal skin at night when the worms emerge into the warm air under the covers. Hence, the classic symptom of night waking due to "bottom itching".

In brief: Pinworms
No. Pinworms ( enterobius vermicularis) are exclusively transmitted from human to human .
This is usually by hand to mouth transmission of microscopic eggs excreted on the peri-anal skin at night when the worms emerge into the warm air under the covers. Hence, the classic symptom of night waking due to "bottom itching".
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