Soil contamination with Toxocara spp. eggs in public parks in the Midlands

Background: Soil contamination in public parks with Toxocara spp. eggs increases the risk of infection to both humans and animals.Aim: In this study, the hypothesis that soil samples in public parks within the East-Midlands region in England are contaminated with Toxocara spp. eggs was tested.Methods: A total of 405 soil samples were collected from 23 parks and nine associated play areas in three East Midlands cities, namely Nottingham, Leicester, and Derby. Soil samples were analysed using a...

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