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Causes of Whipworm

Primary Cause of Whipworm

The primary cause of Whipworm is the result:

  • of an infectious agent.

Whipworm: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Whipworm, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Whipworm:

Whipworm: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Whipworm: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

What causes Whipworm?

Causes: Whipworm: The eggs of these worms are found in insufficiently treated sewage-fertilizer and in soils where they embryonate (i.e., larvae develop in fertilized eggs). The eggs may contaminate crops grown in soil or fertilized with sewage that has received nonlethal treatment; humans are infected when such produce is consumed raw. Infected foodhandlers may contaminate a wide variety of foods. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

Related information on causes of Whipworm:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Whipworm may be found in:


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