Toxocariasis is the parasitic disease caused by the larvae of two species of Toxocara roundworms: Toxocara canis from dogs and, less commonly, Toxocara cati from cats. Toxocariasis is considered one of the Neglected Parasitic Infections, a group of five parasitic diseases that have been targeted by CDC for public health action.
Image: Various stages of Toxocara canis larva hatching. Credit: DPDx
MMWR (06/10/2011): Ocular Toxocariasis --- United States, 2009--2010
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