Baylisascariasis

Baylisascariasis is an infection with the US in raccoon endemic ascarids (Baylisascaris procyonis), which can lead to fatal infections of the CNS in humans. An infection usually occurs in children who play in the dirt or other objects contaminated with the feces of raccoons. It occurs in the United States, above all in the Middle Atlantic, Midwest and Northeast. Although Baylisascariasis in humans is rare, it is of concern because…

September 3, 2018
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