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Worms themselves are not hosts for pathogens, but the materials they live in and consume CAN contain various disease-causing organisms. Thus caution is certainly warranted when using materials such as manure and sewage sludge, which can both contain high levels of pathogens.
Not only are worms not pathogen-infested organisms, but there is actually a growing body of evidence to suggest that worms (specifically composting worms) can actually significantly reduce populations of pathogens in waste materials. Continue reading
Generally speaking, dog and cat feces should not be used as a worm food source or in a compost heap. Both have the tendency to be difficult to work with (strong unpleasant odor etc), but even more importantly they can create health hazards for humans. Continue reading