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Scientists embark on giant panda research
In a similar way to domestic dogs and cats, giant pandas can be affected by a panda-specific parasitic roundworm called Baylisascaris schroederi.
Raccoon roundworm: Pyrantel pamoate/marshmallow mix shows promise in reducing
Baylisascaris procyonis is a roundworm found in the small intestines of raccoons. They excrete the eggs of this parasite in their feces. The eggs can survive in the environment for years under favorable conditions.
Study: Baylisascaris Infection Rates in Mice Vary with Deforestation
Journal of Parasitology – Any parasite that can spread from wild animals to people is a concern.
Adorable Kinkajou Terrorizes 99-Year-Old Woman in Most Adorable Way
In 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that pet kinkajous can also carry a roundworm known as Baylisascaris procyonis .
Sandboxes Are Disgusting! Are You Sure You Want Your Kids Playing in Them?
Sandbox Kid Parasites. A 2008 study on germs found that sandboxes harbored nearly 2,000 times more bacteria, yeast, and mold per square inch than the door handles of public restrooms. Photo by Pavel L Photo and Video/Shutterstock.

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