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Baylisascariasis - V1227

Baylisascariasis
 
Baylisascariasis
The raccoon roundworm is known as Baylisascaris procyonis or simply Baylisascaris. Humans can develop severe neurologic and/or ocular disease when they accidentally ingest roundworm eggs that are passed by the raccoon in fecal matter that then contaminates the environment. This typically is the result of fecal contamination of a water or feed source.

Charlie Stoltenow, D.V.M., D.A.C.V.P.M., Extension Veterinarian, Department of Animal Sciences
Neil Dyer, D.V.M., M.S., D.A.C.V.P., Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Director, Department of Animal Sciences
Gerald Stokka, D.V.M., M.S., Extension Livestock Stewardship Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences

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