The CDC reports–A U.S. study in 1996 showed that 30% of dogs younger than 6 months deposit Toxocara eggs in their feces; other studies have shown that almost all puppies are born already infected with Toxocara canis. Research also suggests that 25% of all cats are infected with Toxocara cati.
In humans, it has been found that almost 14% of the U.S. population has been infected with Toxocara. Globally, toxocariasis is found in many countries, and prevalence rates can reach as high as 40% or more in parts of the world.
What is toxocariasis and what is the situation in the United Kingdom?
Veterinary surgeon and parasitologist, Dr Ian Wright joined me to look at this nematode, the situation is the UK and prevention measures.
- Capillaria philippinensis: First described in the 1960s in the Northern Philippines
- Strongyloides stercoralis: Severe and life-threatening infection in the immunosuppressed
- Animal Viruses and Humans: A discussion with author, Dr Warren Andiman
- Everything you wanted to know about rabies
- Anthrax: An interview with Dr Buddy Faries
- Hantavirus: An interview with Dr Paul Ettestad
- Newcastle disease in California: More cases reported, Quarantine imposed in San Bernardino County and Riverside County
- Florida reports dramatic increase in Eastern Equine Encephalitis this year
- Coyote tapeworm in Alberta: 5th human case reported
Intro music: “Rapture” by Ross Bugden