Can I get infected by parasites through my skin?

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Can I get infected by parasites through my skin?

Postby dawnm on Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:13 pm

Hello,
is it possible to become infected by parasites from my snails/tank through my skin/under my nails? I know infection can happen from eating undercooked snails, but what about through the water or from touching them?
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Re: Can I get infected by parasites through my skin?

Postby pbgroupie on Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:05 am

It is unlikely that your snails have parasites unless they are wild-caught. If you would happen to have a parasite it would most likely enter your body through an open wound and excessive contact with contaminated water. General contact or touching the snails should not be a problem.
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Re: Can I get infected by parasites through my skin?

Postby dawnm on Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:38 am

Thank you :)
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