Sunday, February 24, 2008

Answer to Case 10

Congratulations to everyone who had written in. This is indeed a Toxocara egg.
Most likely host(s)? Dog or cat
Could eggs from this organism pose a risk to humans? Yes, if ingested (usually by children), it can cause a condition called visceral larva migrans. The worm cannot mature to an adult in humans, but instead, remains in the larval stage and wanders around the body.

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