Baylisascariasis Is A Zoonotic Disease That Can Be Spread From An Infected Animal To Other Animal Species
Baylisascariasis is a zoonotic disease that can spread from an infected animal to other animal species, including humans. Raccoons are the optimal carriers of this worm. The raccoon's health is not adversely affected. The worm sometimes attacks the brain and nervous system. This infection may be mistaken for rabies. Development of the roundworm begins with ingestion of roundworm eggs. They then migrate to the intestines, where they develop further before their final migration into the viscera. The intestinal form is most commonly found in adult dogs. Infection of internal organs (visceral disease) is more common in dogs. Dog can become infected with B. procyonis by sharing an area with infected raccoons. Dogs can also become infected from coming into contact with raccoon feces, from the ingestion of animal tissue infected with the roundworms, or from close contact with infected animals. The larval form of baylisascariaasis is found by examining the feces of a dog. A direct fecal smear test will detect the intestinal form of the disease. The parasite's larval version can be found by an eye examination or a laboratory examination. Children are at the highest risk of getting the infection and suffering the worst effects. Accidental ingestion of raccoon eggs can cause serious disease in humans. Ingestion may occur as a result of playing in sand that has been used by infected rats. Remind pets of areas contaminated with raccoon and prevent pets from ingesting animal tissue. Be sure your dog or dog has been dewormed. Check your property for raccoon droppings and dead animals. Be careful to keep sand boxes covered, check your animals for droppings. .