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The Risks to Humans

Certain worms are capable of being transmitted from animals to humans; such worms are said to have a ‘zoonotic potential’. The dog roundworm, Toxocara canis, is probably the best known of these and human infection may occur if a person swallows the microscopic worm eggs, having picked them up from contaminated soil.

As children are more likely to play in soil or at playing fields, they are more susceptible to catching worms. Roundworm larvae migrate through the body and can damage the lungs, liver, brain, and eyes.  In more extreme cases, roundworm infection can be a cause of blindness.