New Road grass verges seem to have a problem with dog fouling at the moment. Please please please can everyone bring bags with them and clear up after their dogs. If anyone knows someone not on this Facebook page who might not know the dangers of dog mess to human’s – please advise them of this….

Toxocariasis is an infection caused by roundworm parasites. It’s spread from animals to humans through contact with infected faeces.

Roundworm parasites are most commonly found in cats, dogs and foxes, and usually affect young children.

This is because children are more likely to come into contact with contaminated soil when they play and put their hands in their mouths.

However, cases have been reported in people of all ages.

Signs and symptoms

For most people, an infection with these roundworm larvae causes no symptoms and the parasites die within a few months.

However, some people experience mild symptoms, such as:

In rare cases, the roundworm larvae infect organs such as the liver, lungs, eyes or brain and cause severe symptoms, such as:

  • fatigue
  • loss of appetite or weight loss
  • skin rashes
  • wheezing or breathing difficulties
  • seizures (fits)
  • blurred or cloudy vision, usually only affecting one eye
  • a very red and painful eye
  • THIS CAN CAUSE VISION LOSS and no one wants this to happen to a child.