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Parasite Diagnosis

Peter W Pappas ppappas at magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu
Sun Jul 30 12:31:08 EST 1995

To the person who has asked about "worms" in feces (and is unsure about seeing 
a physician), you should see a physician immediately (if the "worms" are in 
your feces) or take you pet (or whatever) to veterinarian.  While many "worms" 
cause few if any problems in humans and animals (other than being a nuisance), 
some have the potential of causing serious (and even life-threating) pathology.
Also, I would strongly recommend that you do not ask for "diagnostic" 
information via the internet.  While you are likely to get someone who really 
knows what they are talking about, you could just as easily get some crack pot 
who will lead you down the wrong path.
Peter W. Pappas, Professor/Chairperson, Department of Zoology,
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH  43210  USA
E-mail: pappas.3 at osu.edu; FAX (614)-292-2030,
PHONE (614)-292-8088

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