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Is baylisascaris procyonis present in india?Can it be caused from dog stools?Is it transmitted only by oral intake or even through open cut wounds?

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Dr. Cynthia Lu
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In brief: Yes

If there are racoons in india; then, yes, baylisascaris procyonis is present in india.
Baylisascaris procyonis ia a parasite predominantly found in racoons. If a dog has been near a racoon, it may have been infected. If the parasite is in the dog, then it will be present in its stool. Baylisascaris procyonis is a parasitic roundworm that can be transmitted by the fecal oral route.

In brief: Yes

If there are racoons in india; then, yes, baylisascaris procyonis is present in india.
Baylisascaris procyonis ia a parasite predominantly found in racoons. If a dog has been near a racoon, it may have been infected. If the parasite is in the dog, then it will be present in its stool. Baylisascaris procyonis is a parasitic roundworm that can be transmitted by the fecal oral route.
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