Factors affecting disease manifestation of toxocarosis in humans: genetics and environment.

@article{Fan2013FactorsAD,
  title={Factors affecting disease manifestation of toxocarosis in humans: genetics and environment.},
  author={C. Kenneth Fan and Chien-Wei Liao and Yu-Chieh Cheng},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2013},
  volume={193 4},
  pages={342-52}
}
Toxocara canis is regarded as the main cause of human toxocarosis but the relative contribution of T. cati is probably underestimated; serological and other diagnostic methods used in most studies of this zoonotic disease do not distinguish between the two parasites. The definitive hosts for T. canis are caniidae. Pups generally have higher infection rates than adult animals and are a major source of eggs in the environment. Humans usually acquire T. canis infection by accidental ingestion of… CONTINUE READING
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