Can worms from a dog be deadly to a pregnant woman and her unborn child?


It is a common misconception that a pregnant woman or her unborn child is at a greater risk from zoonotic worm infection, in particular Toxocariasis (disease caused by Toxocara spp in humans) than other humans. This is in fact not the case and as long as normal good hygiene is practiced they have no more chance of experiencing a problem than anyone else.

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