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Management and treatment options for human toxocariasis

By C. V. Holland (editor), H. V. Smith (editor), Jean-Francois Magnaval, Larry Glickman

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Human toxocariasis is a zoonosis caused by infective larvae of Toxocara canis (Beaver, 1956) or Toxocara cati (Nagakura et al., 1990). These ascarids are commonly found in the tissues (larvae) and intestinal tract (adult worms) of dogs and cats, respectively. Infection results from ingestion of embryonated eggs in soil (Glickman and Schantz, 1981) or on contaminated fomites (Vazquez Tsuji et al., 1997). Live larvae can be ingested with raw or undercooked meat, giblets or offal (Nagakura et al., 1989; Stu¨rchler et al., 1990; Fan et al., 2004; Taira et al., 2004).


Deborah Maron

Publication Title Toxocara: The Enigmatic Parasite.
Pages 113-126
ISBN/ISSN 9781845930264
Publisher CABI
Language English
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Animal parasitic diseases
  2. Animal welfare
  3. Cats
  4. Central nervous system
  5. Central nervous system infections
  6. Diseases
  7. Dogs
  8. Health
  9. Helminthiasis
  10. Humans
  11. Infections
  12. Laboratory and experimental animals
  13. nematodes
  14. Parasitic diseases