Question by  ubbull39 (33)

Is any kind of annelid worm harmful to humans?

I heard they were good for gardens and plants. But I don't want them around if they could cause any kind of health condition.


Answer by  SarikOstheim (211)

This is a difficult question to answer because annelids consist of a broad range of worm species in the world, whom live all over the world, in many environments. Common land annelids like earthworms are generally harmless, as are marine tubeworms. However, I honestly doubt you want leeches anywhere near your garden and any guests who are nearby.


Answer by  Ken56 (1160)

They are not harmful to humans for the most part. There are more than 17,000 variety of annelid worms, including earthworms, which are very beneficial to soil and gardens, leeches, which can cause minor damage by sucking human blood, and ragworms, popular for bait in fishing.


Answer by  echurch (393)

Annelid worms are not harmful to humans. They are just helpful. Harmful worms are parasitic. For example round worms and tape worms are harmful to humans.


Answer by  cbaby1 (121)

These type of worms are not harmful to humans, after researching them, they have an anti-inflammitory in there salvia that is commonly used in micro surgery.


Answer by  eliconkle (0)

i saw on doctor.ndtv that leeches are annelids too and all they are good for is surgeries. Now, with that, there is a chance that a microscopic orginism may be on/in the leech acting like a parasite, and THAT has a good chance of potentially hurting you. :)

Reply by eliconkle (0):
also leeches may act as a parasite if you owned a koi pond, but other than that your good  add a comment
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