What can be done to control tapeworm infection in dogs and to prevent human infection?

  1. Effective flea control is important.
  2. Prompt deworming should be given when parasites are detected; periodic deworming may be appropriate for pets at high risk for reinfection.
  3. All pet feces should be disposed of promptly, especially in yards, playgrounds, and public parks. Strict hygiene is important, especially for children.
  4. Do not allow children to play in potentially contaminated environments.

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