Monday, May 4, 2009

Rare Raccoon Roundworm Strikes Two in New York

It's a disease so rare that there are fewer than 30 cases that have been reported nationwide, but New York City health officials are reporting two cases of raccoon roundworm; a disease contracted through contact with raccoon feces. It can cause permanent nerve damage and death.

In the two NYC cases of raccoon roundworm, a teenager lost sight in one eye and a baby is brain-damaged from the disease.

The department's Sally Slavinski says:
"Parents should closely supervise small children in areas where raccoons live to prevent possible ingestion of raccoon feces."
Some publications have been erroneously calling the disease "raccoon ringworm," rather than roundworm. The worms lay eggs which are expelled in the raccoon's feces; they hatch after being ingested and travel through the body.

The teenager lost sight in one eye in January, while the infant has been hospitalized since suffering seizures and spinal problems last October.
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This New York City teenager blind in one eye and an infant brain damaged It can cause permanent nerve damage and death.

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In areas where raccoons live everyone must be alert.specially children must be taken care of,a baby is brain-damaged from this disease.This disease is really killing..

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A teenager lost sight in one eye and a baby is brain-damaged from the disease.This disease is really dangerous ...in the areas where the raccoons are found the people must be alert of this...and keep special care of their children..

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Its can cause permanent nerve damage and death.

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They accidentally ingest eggs by coming in contact with contaminated soil or surfaces.

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I never heard about this disease before read your blog,its really dangerous,It took teenagers sight of one eye and a baby is brain-damaged,oh my god there is no any possible treatment of this disease..

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