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"Baylisascaris"




  1. photo The "Deadly Dozen" Diseases Worsened by Climate Change (Part 3)The "Deadly Dozen" Diseases Worsened by Climate Change (Part 3)Article
    in many areas, infecting a larger number of humans and animals. Many species of parasites are zoonotic (spread between wildlife and humans). Baylisascaris procyonis, for example, is spread by the commonRead more

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Baylisascaris

Disease

Baylisascaris is a genus of roundworms that infest more than fifty animal species.Baylisascaris eggs are passed in faeces and become active within a month. They can remain viable in the environment for years, withstanding heat and cold. According to University of California, Davis, and the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, animals become infested either by:After an animal swallows...More