Contamination of the hair of owned dogs with the eggs of Toxocara spp.

@article{Keegan2010ContaminationOT,
  title={Contamination of the hair of owned dogs with the eggs of Toxocara spp.},
  author={Jason D Keegan and Celia V. Holland},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2010},
  volume={173 1-2},
  pages={161-4}
}
Toxocara canis is one of the most common gastrointestinal helminthes of dogs. Humans can become infected through ingestion of infective eggs. Infection often causes few symptoms but in rare cases blindness can occur. It is generally accepted that human infection is caused as a result of direct contact with contaminated soil. However, recently, the eggs of Toxocara spp. have been found in the hair of dogs, implicating them as a possible additional route of transmission. The aim of this study was… CONTINUE READING