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How do you catch roundworm , how do you treat it & how do you prevent it ?

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Fecal Exposure

The most common risk factor for roundworm acquisition is fecal contact.
Therefore, washing your hands will go a long way toward prevention of picking up this tapeworm parasite. It is treated with oral anti-parasitic medications. Also be careful with raw meats due to the same issues mentioned above.

In brief: Fecal Exposure

The most common risk factor for roundworm acquisition is fecal contact.
Therefore, washing your hands will go a long way toward prevention of picking up this tapeworm parasite. It is treated with oral anti-parasitic medications. Also be careful with raw meats due to the same issues mentioned above.
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Catching it

Transmission of round worms in humans depends on the specific type.
Trichinosis can occur from eating undercooked pork. Ascaris may be transmitted by touching feces (dogs/ cats/ poor sanitation). Pin worm can be transmitted when scratching the anus & touching others. Hookworms, strongyloides & whipworm may penetrate the skin when walking barefoot. Cook pork. Wear shoes, don't handle feces.

In brief: Catching it

Transmission of round worms in humans depends on the specific type.
Trichinosis can occur from eating undercooked pork. Ascaris may be transmitted by touching feces (dogs/ cats/ poor sanitation). Pin worm can be transmitted when scratching the anus & touching others. Hookworms, strongyloides & whipworm may penetrate the skin when walking barefoot. Cook pork. Wear shoes, don't handle feces.
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