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My puppy has roundworms and is still being potty trained so

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My puppy has roundworms and is still being potty trained so he sometimes has accidents on the carpet and I am pregnant while I clean up his poop I always have a bag over my hand wash my hands thoroughly and clean the area where he poops is there still a significant risk that I can contract the worms
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Roundworms eggs or worms do not go through the skin. So as long as you wash your hands thoroughly even though you have your hands covered I do not think you are at risk.

The only way you would get the roundworms is to have fecal material that has roundworm eggs in it on your hands. Then you would have to put your hands in your mouth or eat with the dirty hands.

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