Toxoplasmosis

Is a protozoal infection caused by the intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii.

Transmission:

  • Exposure to cat feces, infected soil
  • Ingestion of infected raw or under-cooked meat

Recommendations

Avoid contact with cat feces

Wear gloves while gardening

Avoid  raw or under-cooked meat

Can cause severe congenital malformations when the mother acquires the infection while pregnant!
Most severe cases when transmission occurs late in the first trimester of pregnancy.

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