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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Nematodes Zoonoses

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Helminthiases Parasites Toxocariasis Toxocaridae Zoonosis Toxoplasmosis

Veterinary medicine is the branch of science that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, disorder and injury in animals. The scope of veterinary medicine is wide, covering all animal species, both domesticated and wild, with a wide range of conditions which can affect different species.

Veterinary medicine is widely practiced, both with and without professional supervision. Professional care is most often led by a veterinary physician (also known as a vet, veterinary surgeon or veterinarian), but also by paraveterinary workers such as veterinary nurses or technicians. This can be augmented by other paraprofessionals with specific specialisms such as animal physiotherapy or dentistry, and species relevant roles such as farriers.

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