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I ate raw eggs last night and now i am afraid i have toxoplasmosis. how long should i wait to test? i am pregnant

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Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Now: A baseline result is needed if your concerned. Unless you recently have a negative result, you may already have it despite eating food that is suspected to have toxoplasmosis. Once tested, your doctor administering the test will counsel you on when to repeat it.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Raw eggs: Are not a vehicle for toxoplasmosis.
Dr. Connie Topliff
Dr. Connie Topliff commented
Family Medicine 28 years experience
The risk of toxoplasmosis in pregnancy is primarily due to exposure to cat feces.
Feb 4, 2013
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Rarely it does: Dubey JP. Toxoplasma gondii Infections in Chickens (Gallus domesticus): Prevalence, Clinical Disease, Diagnosis and Public Health Significance. Zooinoses and Public Health, 57 (2010) 60–73.
Feb 4, 2013
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Yes, specifically exposure to outdoor cat feces is the common way to get exposed, but depending on the situation, there are ways to get toxo.
Feb 4, 2013

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