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How can babies contract toxoplasmosis?

How can babies contract toxoplasmosis?

Pre/postnatal ?!?!: The organism of toxo is acquired by ingestion of infected raw or undercooked meat or inhaled eggs that aerosolize from cat feces.Maternal infection during pregnancy may or may not pass on to the baby. The damage of the infection to the fetus varies. Women contemplating or in pregnancy are encouraged to avoid contact with a cat literbox for the duration of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Toxoplasmosis (Definition)

An infection caused by the parasite toxoplasma gondii. It is found in various animals and birds, but the primary hosts of ...Read more


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How do infants contract HIV from their mothers?

How do infants contract HIV from their mothers?

At delivery: All babies are exposed to the mother's blood. It is then that HIV can be transmitted to the baby but that can essentially be prevented by appropriate medication. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis be contracted rainwater?

Can toxoplasmosis be contracted rainwater?

Not unless infected: Rain water can not pass toxoplasmosis to any one except if it is collected and gets contaminated with cats feces, which is very very unlikely. ...Read more

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Can west nile virus infect by unborn child?

Can west nile virus infect by unborn child?

West Nile virus: There have been reports of possible transmission of the virus from mother to child during pregnancy or breast feeding, but these have been rare and not confirmed conclusively. ...Read more

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Does the whooping cough vaccine transmit to infant through breastmilk?

Does the whooping cough vaccine transmit to infant through breastmilk?

No: In order to give the infant protection from the vaccine being given to you, it would have to have been given while the baby was inside, in utero. Now, the baby can get immunity through his/her own vaccination only. Of course, you and any caregiver who comes in close contact with baby should have updated vaccine. That is, anyone holding the baby. ...Read more

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Can cat litter hurt babies?

Can cat litter hurt babies?

See below: There are two ways how the cat litter can affect the infants: indirectly through the pregnant mother, if she is taking care of the cat, they can acquire a congenital toxoplasma infection or directly, as they might get in touch with infected cat's excrements in the cat litter. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis be transmitted by inhaling cats poop?

Can toxoplasmosis be transmitted by inhaling cats poop?

If cat infected: Toxoplasmosis is a common parasite found in cats and spread by fecal material. It is harmless to non pregnant humans, but can affect the baby. Therefore, pregnant women should not change cat litter. Petting and grooming cats is not dangerous. ...Read more

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How can humans contract poliomyelitis?

How can humans contract poliomyelitis?

You eat it: This is caused by an enterovirus (gut virus) that is shed in the stool of infected carriers for weeks after what is usually a mild diarrhea. A percentage of those will develop paralytic polio weeks later as a lingering effect. Vaccination has essentially eliminated these strains from North America but it persists in pockets of the third world.It could return via air travel if vaccinations stop. ...Read more

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Is rabies virus can harm kids if rabied cows milk consumed?

Is rabies virus can harm kids if rabied cows milk consumed?

Rabies: Cows milk does not spread rabies, not yet reported. Cattle can get rabies from bite of vampire rabid bats, they do not survive! ...Read more

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Can an unborn baby contact RSV virus, if the mother catches an RSV infection?

Can an unborn baby contact RSV virus, if the mother catches an RSV infection?

No: Rsv in adults mostly gives you "cold"symptoms. The highest risk is to young babies and preemies after they are born. ...Read more

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Can you contract toxoplasmosis from another human?

Not generally: Toxoplasmosis is usually acquired from eating raw or undercooked meat or from cat feces in which the oocysts excreted from the feline GI tract mature to infected forms for humans. Once you get toxoplasmosis you may not have symptoms but the organism stays with you for a lifetime. It is conceivable that blood transfusion transmission may occur, or through needle exchange. ...Read more

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Can an HIV positive baby infect its caretaker?

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Can an HIV positive baby infect its caretaker?

Yes: Precautionary measures have to be taken when handling infected baby's body fluids, i.e., blood or saliva. ...Read more

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How do babies contract e coli?

How do babies contract e coli?

E coli are every: Where. E coli are part of our enviornment and are present in many foods and tap water. ...Read more

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Can kitty litter cause phenomia in babies?

Can kitty litter cause phenomia in babies?

No: If there is a dusty environment from the litter then it could cause a cough. If ingested then it could cause a parasitic worm infection. ...Read more

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Can malaria infect by unborn child?

Can malaria infect by unborn child?

Yes but low risk: The rate of infection during pregnancy depends on many factors, but remains low. It is about 1% in moms who have developed anti-malaria antibodies and about 10% in those that have not. However, i would be more concerned about the health of the baby as the parasite may pack the placenta and reduce oxygen delivered to the baby. Seek care from a ob/gyn who has experience with high risk pregnancies. ...Read more

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Can spitting transmit hepatitis b?

Can spitting transmit hepatitis b?

Likely not: Unless the saliva contains blood, it is not really infectious. The bloody saliva is also must be inoculated through the skin. Risk therefore is quite low. ...Read more

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Can babies get candida passed through vaginal birth?

Can babies get candida passed through vaginal birth?

Usually not a proble: Babies transit a birth canal that often has a variety of germs including candida.It is ingested as are other germs and will eventually become part of the germs that normally populate the intestines.Rare kids will have an extensive candida skin rash at birth but most do not.The sugar in frequent feedings increase chances of oral candida & diapers trap moisture & contribute to candida diaper rash. ...Read more

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Can a baby be immunize against hepatitis?

Can a baby be immunize against hepatitis?

Yes!: Hepatitis b is a common vaccination given to babies, and a very smart one to give. All vaccinations are important for you babies health and those around your child as s/he grows up. ...Read more