Raccoon roundworm (Baylisascaris) may be more common, innocuous than previously thought

University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine researchers report in Emerging Infectious Diseases that Baylisascaris procyonis, also called raccoon roundworm, does not always cause clinical disease in humans. Tests from 347 wildlife rehabilitators found 24 tested positive for the parasite but none were symptomatic, contrary to common belief that most human infections involve serious neurological problems.HealthDay News (3/24)

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