How are zoonotic infections by Strongyloides species (strongyloidiasis) transmitted?

Updated: Jun 20, 2019
  • Author: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Zoonotic infections by Strongyloides species are similarly contracted by contact with sand or soil that contains infected animal droppings, including feces from raccoons and nutria. Infections are reported among veterinarians and laboratory workers who work in temperate climates and are exposed to larvae from horses. Zoonotic forms of Strongyloides infection can also produce creeping skin eruptions identical to those of S stercoralis infection.


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