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How is ascariasis (roundworm) transmitted to humans?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The eggs produced by roundworms living in soil are transmitted to humans when swallowed. The eggs can be transmitted via human feces found in fields, streets, and back yards. The eggs hatch into worms that cause pain and vomiting in the intestines. They also can travel through the bloodstream to the lungs to cause wheezing and coughing.

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