Raccoon Roundworm is a parasitic disease. Raccoon Roundworm is transmitted by ingestion of infective embryonated eggs on a food source or from soil, water, hands, or other objects that have been contaminated by raccoon feces, newly deposited eggs take 2-4 weeks to become infective. The eggs hatch in the intestines and migrate to a variety of tissues causing visceral and ocular larval migrans. The larvae may encyst and infect raccoons when ingested due to predation. Symptoms of Raccoon Roundworm are visceral, dermal, neural and ocular larval migrans, usually young children most susceptible due to poor hygiene. Drowsiness, confusion, loss of muscle coordination, blindness, and even death.
© Vamoose Varmint, LLC. All Rights Reserved. All images, text, graphics and materials are protected by U.S. and International copyright laws.
MICHIGAN CONTACT NUMBERS:
SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN: 877-782-6667
NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN: 989-348-2753
UPPER PENINSULA MICHIGAN: 989-390-5712