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Toxocariasis

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Introduction
Toxocariasis is a rare infection caused by roundworm parasites. It is spread from animals to humans via their infected faeces.
Symptoms of toxocariasis
Many people infected with the roundworm larvae responsible for toxocariasis don't have any symptoms.
Causes of toxocariasis
Toxocariasis is caused by an infection of roundworm parasites.
Treating toxocariasis
In most people, treatment for toxocariasis is not required as the condition often improves on its own.
Preventing toxocariasis
Practising good hygiene can help prevent toxocariasis.