Danger Lurking in Raccoons: Bayliscariasis (Roundworm)
This course is intended for any health professional with an interest in public health issues and emerging infections, especially those who work with children or in areas with large raccoon populations. This course describes the cause, symptoms, treatment and prevention of raccoon roundworm infection in humans.

Course Publication Date: November 08, 2022

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
Course No:DLR0522
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Pediatric Medicine
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of this course, one should be able to do the following:

  • Describe the emerging threat of Baylisascaris infections.

  • Describe the cycle of infection from raccoon to human.

  • Discuss 3 factors that make raccoons ideally suited to spread disease.

  • Describe 3 different types of infections caused by Baylisascaris.

  • Explain difficulties posed in treatment.

  • Describe diagnostic methods and problems related to diagnosis.

  • Discuss at least 5 measures to prevent infection.


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