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Do parasitic infections run in families?

While there is not a genetic component to the condition, parasitic infections can be transmitted from one family member to another. This can occur when food is prepared and contaminated by a family member who already has the condition. In some cases, a parasitic infection can be passed from a mother to her unborn child.

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