Toxocara infection occurs through ingestion of parasite eggs excreted by dogs and cats, and can cause severe morbidity. The burden of disease in England and Wales is not well described, and the impact of public health campaigns conducted in the mid-1990s is uncertain. This paper uses data from two extensive databases to explore the trends in this disease in England and Wales from the 1970s to 2009.
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We wish to acknowledge the work of Ms Cletha Fialho who assisted with much of the data extraction from HTD systems. PLC is supported by the National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre.
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