Toxocariasis is a disease of dogs which can cause a chronic but usually mild infection in humans. It is usually picked up from worm larvae in faeces. In more serious cases it can lead to fever, respiratory problems, enlarged liver and a rash. In very rare cases it can result in eye problems and total blindness.

Broader Problems:
Zoonoses of companion animals
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
16.10.2020 – 17:35 CEST