toxocariasis


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tox·o·ca·ri·a·sis

 (tŏk′sō-kə-rī′ə-sĭs)
n.
A disease caused by a parasitic nematode of the genus Toxocara, transmitted to humans by ingestion of a substance, such as soil, that has been contaminated by dog or cat feces and typically affecting either the eye or the internal organs. The ocular form of the disease can lead to permanent loss of vision.

toxocariasis

(ˌtɒksəkəˈraɪəsɪs)
n
(Medicine) the infection of humans with the larvae of a genus of roundworms, Toxocara, of dogs and cats. It can cause swelling of the liver and, sometimes, damage to the eyes

toxocariasis

The infestation of humans by the worm toxocara canis, which lives in the intestines of dogs. It can infect and destroy the retina.
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toxocariasis

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Dog mess can lead to toxocariasis in humans, the condition is a rare infection caused by roundworm parasites found in cats and dogs, and can lead to blindness if left untreated.
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