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Tutbury Parish Council are having ongoing problems with dog fouling on the football pitches at Cornmiill Lane. These pitches are used by the New Inn Football Team and several Tutbury Tigers junior teams.
Unfortunately for the players the pitch has to be cleared of dog mess each time it is played on, which is not acceptable for the players or the children. Responsible dog owners have also complained to the council about the situation, as they are kindly picking up other dog owners dog mess.
Tutbury Parish Council have requested that the East Staffs Borough Council  place a dog waste bin by the changing rooms . However they have refused this request,  as they will not empty bins  away from the road.
There is a dog waste  bin at the pedestrian entrance to the playing fields. TPC would like to request that dog owners use the bin on Cornmill Lane. A dog bag dispenser will be erected near the changing rooms and the dog warden has been informed to enforce action where necessary. If the the situation does not improve the TPC  may investigate ways of  preventing dog walking in this area in the future.
Toxacariasis - it’s no joke
Toxocariasis is a rare infection caused by roundworm parasites. It's spread from animals to humans through contact with infected faeces. Roundworm parasites are most commonly found in cats, dogs and foxes, and usually affect young children.

This is because children are more likely to come into contact with contaminated soil when they play and put their hands in their mouths. However, cases have been reported in people of all ages.
Signs and symptoms
For most people, an infection with these roundworm larvae causes no symptoms and the parasites die within a few months.
However, some people experience mild symptoms, such as:
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a cough
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a high temperature (fever) of 38C (100.4F) or above
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headaches
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stomach pain







In rare cases, the roundworm larvae infect organs such as the liver, lungs, eyes or brain and cause severe symptoms, such as:
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fatigue
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loss of appetite or weight loss
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skin rashes
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wheezing or breathing difficulties
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seizures (fits)
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blurred or cloudy vision, usually only affecting one eye
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a very red and painful eye

When to see your GP
See your GP as soon as possible if you think you or your child have symptoms that may be caused by toxocariasis.

If one of your eyes is affected by toxocariasis, there's a risk of permanent vision loss. However, prompt treatment can reduce the chances of this happening.

A blood test can usually detect toxocariasis, although you may need an eye examination to look for parasites if your eyes are affected.