Wednesday, November 18, 2009

You Can Catch this from Your Pet

I saw a poster in the veterinarian's office about toxocara. It is one of the terms for a roundworm infection commonly found in dogs and cats. The poster pointed out that it is more common in humans than sometimes believed.

So if you own a pet or are around animals (or their feces), be aware of this condition, which can cause eye infections, respiratory symptoms, and sometimes life-threatening disease. See Toxocariasis article in Wikipedia.