What can be done to control tapeworm infection in dogs and to prevent human infection?
- Effective flea control is important.
- Prompt deworming should be given when parasites are detected; periodic deworming may be appropriate for pets at high risk for reinfection.
- All pet feces should be disposed of promptly, especially in yards, playgrounds, and public parks. Strict hygiene is important, especially for children.
- Do not allow children to play in potentially contaminated environments.