Ascariasis

Parasitic Diseases, Nematodes (Roundworms)

Animals Involved

Pigs, also reported occasionally in other mammals, including nonhuman primates, sheep, cattle

Known Distributions

Worldwide, prevalence varies

Probable Means of Spreading

Ingestion of eggs from environment (shed in feces)

Clinical Manifestations in People

Visceral larva migrans (respiratory signs, fever during larval migration)Íž GI signs

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