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Can people get ringworm from animals?

Contact with animals is one common way to catch ringworm. This includes common household pets and farm animals, such as dogs, cats, horses, cows, pigs and goats. To recognize if your animal has ringworm, pay attention to bald spots or any raised, circular, crusty blemishes. Cats are usually the most common ringworm culprits.

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