A person can become infected with
human roundworms by simply not washing their hands after they’ve
worked in their garden. Human roundworms infect the body when their
eggs or larvae find their way into a person’s mouth through
soil, although sometimes human roundworms can infect the body through
These roundworms can be 1 millimeter to 1 meter long, and infestations
are more likely to occur in warmer climates than in colder locations.
There are various forms of infections surrounding human roundworms
and they include Ascariasis, Guinea worm disease, hookworm, River
blindness, threadworm, Trichinosis, and more.
There are various symptoms of human roundworms, depending on what
type of infection you have, such as:
Loss of appetite
Loss of vision
Blood in the stool
Sores on the skin
Symptoms of roundworms can be painful and
uncomfortable, but luckily there are ways to prevent suffering from
an infection. Various risk factors such as eating undercooked meat,
having a weakened immune system, poor hygiene, and contact with
animal feces could increase your chances of contracting human roundworms.
Be cautious and always wash your hands after using the restroom,
always wash your hands before eating, and avoid ingesting uncooked
or unwashed fruits and vegetables.