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How are roundworms acquired?

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Humans usually acquire the infection by ingesting these eggs via contaminated food or water; eggs then hatch in the small intestine and release larvae that penetrate the intestine and migrate to the lungs a few days later.


What are roundworms caused by?

Causes. Many roundworm parasitic diseases are caused by poor sanitation and hygiene. Most roundworms or their eggs are found in the dirt and can be picked up on the hands and transferred to the mouth, or they can get into the body through the skin. Different species of roundworms cause different infections.

How is roundworm disease transmitted?

Roundworm eggs live in soil that is contaminated by feces. The eggs can get into the body through the mouth. The infection can then spread from person to person via infected feces. Symptoms may include worms in a bowel movement or coming from the nose or mouth, vomiting, and stomach pain.

How easy is it for humans to get roundworms?

Yes. If you come into contact with infected poop of people or animals, you can get roundworms. You can also get them by touching infected surfaces, like soil.

How do pets get roundworms in the first place?

Roundworms are intestinal parasites that infect your dog's intestinal tract by infection from their mother's milk, contact with or digestion of larvae (baby roundworms) in a contaminated environment, or by eating an infected animal, like a bug or rodent.

How are roundworms acquired?

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