Baylisascaris procyonis

Bay·lis·as·ca·ris pro·cy·on·is

a large roundworm commonly found in raccoons; has been the cause of human visceral larva migrans and ocular larva migrans, following accidental ingestion of embryonated Baylisascaris procyonis eggs in feces of infected raccoons.
See also: visceral larva migrans.

Baylisascaris procyonis

An intestinal parasite of raccoons, the eggs of which may be ingested by humans and 50 other species of mammals, hatch in the intestines and migrate through organs and muscles.
 
Clinical findings
Skin irritation, respiratory distress, hepatomegaly and fever due to larval migration, nausea, lethargy, incoordination, blindness, encephalitis, blindness, death.
 
Prognosis
Poor, profound neurologic impairment, partial paralysis, cotical blindness, developmental delay, etc.

Management
Deworming; possibly albendazole.

Baylisascaris procyonis

Raccoon roundworm Parasitology An intestinal parasite of raccoons, the eggs of which may be ingested by humans, hatch in the intestine and migrate through organs and muscles Clinical Nausea, fatigue, hepatomegaly, loss of muscle coordination, blindness, encephalitis, death Management Possibly, albendazole Prognosis Poor, profound neurologic impairment, partial paralysis, cortical blindness, developmental delay, etc

Baylisascaris procyonis

(bal?i-sas'ka-ris pro?se-on'is, se'on-is) [L. procyon, raccoon fr. Gr.]
The raccoon roundworm. Accidental consumption of roundworm eggs (such as by children who put contaminated soil in their mouths) can result in encephalitis. Synonym: raccoon ascaris
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On May 1, 2017, in Washington, Public Health--Seattle & King County (PHSKC) was notified of a possible Baylisascaris procyonis infection in a previously healthy male child aged 19 months.
Baylisascaris procyonis Roundworm Seroprevalence among Wildlife Rehabilitators, United States and Canada, 2012-2015
I want to pass along a report from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer about raccoons being a host for the roundworm parasite known as Baylisascaris procyonis.
Raccoons were infected with the nematodes Arthrocephalus lotoris, Baylisascaris procyonis, and Capillaria plica, the trematode Fibricola cratera, and the tapeworm Atriotaenia procyonis.
Their large population sizes and ubiquitous distribution make raccoons an important vector for parasites and diseases including distemper, rabies, and the roundworm Baylisascaris procyonis (Mitchell et al.
In spring of 2009, two cases of Baylisascaris procyonis were reported to the New York City Health Department.
This disease is caused by a parasite, a roundworm called Baylisascaris procyonis.
Raccoons also carry diseases like rabies, distemper and Baylisascaris procyonis (round worms that, when transferred to another animal such as a dog or human, may cause blindness, central nervous system damage and even death).
Baylisascaris procyonis, or the raccoon roundworm, primarily utilizes the raccoon as its definitive host, and has been found in >90 species of North American animal intermediate hosts (mostly birds, lagomorphs, and rodents) (Kazacos 2001).
A slightly different test is used for diagnosing raccoon roundworm, called Baylisascaris procyonis.
The threat I was telling you about was in raccoon feces containing the eggs of Baylisascaris procyonis (a small intestine nematode parasite of raccoons).
A serologic test for Baylisascaris procyonis is only available through Purdue University.