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Are Wolf Worms Contagious?

To summarize, a reader asked us if wolf worms in cats are contagious to humans. While we are confident that it is very unlikely in North America. Continue reading [...]
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Reader Worried About Ascaris Worms and Horse Worms

We heard from a reader who believes she is infected with "horse worms". We recommend that she see a doctor immediately for proper care. Continue reading [...]

Worm in Toilet Bowl Could be Ascaris Worm or Earthworm

A reader discovered a long worm in his toilet. He thought it might be an Ascaris worm, which is a parasite. If it is not an Ascaris worm, we think it might be an earthworm. Continue reading [...]
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Lyme Disease Information

This post provides some information about Lyme Disease for a curious reader. Continue reading [...]

Tan “Worm” on Sidewalk is Not a Parasite

A reader reached out to us about a worm she thought might be a parasite. We believe it is probably a slug or a caterpillar. Continue reading [...]

Yes, There are Worms that Can Live in the Human Stomach

We received a question from a curious woman who is wondering if there are worms that can live in our stomachs. We are sorry to tell her that there are, indeed, worms that can live in our stomachs. As always, we would like to remind our readers that we at All About Worms are not doctors. We never attempt to diagnose or treat any illness or parasitic infection. Anyone concerned about their health should visit a doctor.It seems that our stomach's acidic atmosphere would prevent worms from living there. However, nature is resourceful. If there is a place where food is available, it is likely that some sort of creature has evolved to live there. What better location than a stomach, where the food comes to you?For example, there is the Anisakis worm. These are nematodes (round worms) which Continue reading [...]
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