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Since transmission of this infection to humans occurs via an oral fecal route (ingestion of eggs in feces of dogs), the best prevention would be to avoid eating fruits and vegetables that were grown on fields fertilized with dog manure (or to avoid using dog manure in general).  In addition, since dogs become infected by eating infected sheep, uncooked sheep should not be fed to dogs.  Sheep offal (trimmings or waste of sheep) and sheep brain should especially be avoided.  This is because the brain is part of the CNS and sheep offal tends to contain parts of the CNS were coenuri are more prevalent.  Also, dogs should be treated immediately if they are suspected of having any sort of tapeworm.