Meta-analysis indicates that one-fifth of the world’s population exposed to Toxocara

Human toxocariasis — a neglected tropical disease found worldwide, can cause a range of allergic, neurological, cardiac, and other symptoms. However, it also goes unnoticed in many people who contract the infection. Now, researchers report in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases that about 19% of the world’s human population carries antibodies against Toxocara.

Source: Meta-analysis indicates that one-fifth of the world’s population exposed to Toxocara



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