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How Do People Catch Toxoplasmosis
Several ways: Cats are the definitive host for toxoplasmosis, that is, the sexual life cycle for the organism takes place in their intestines. The oocysts are then passed in the stool and become infectious to humans after a few days of maturing. Many people, however, acquire toxoplasmosis by eating undercooked meat that contain cysts in the tissues rather than from cat droppings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i catch toxoplasmosis from a cat scratch in the eye? My cat was born with this and even after treatment i had to put him to sleep. I've been sick
Cat Scratch: Cats may carry toxoplasma gondi in their stools as oocysts which do not become infective for humans until about 7-10 days incubation in the litter box. Not transmitted by scratching. Cat scratch disease is caused by bartonella henselae and this bacteria can produce ocular disease, but this would have to be diagnosed by ophthalmologic exam. See a doctor soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm pregnant. My dog rolled in cat feces and then scratched himself causing hair to fly everywhere. Can i catch toxoplasmosis by inhaling hair/dust?
Have lot of fear of catching diseases like listeriosis,toxoplasmosis,herpes etc. in pregnancy. Is it paranoia, OCD?Can it affect my baby? What to do?
Need help docs! my blood sugar, isnt it possible i could have gotten an infection like toxoplasmosis from other previous people they treat who were bleeding a lot?
Rephrase: Hi, please rephrase your question as it is difficult to understand. Have you recently had an organ transplant, blood transfusion or had needle stick while in a laboratory that processes toxoplasmosis tainted blood? Transmission of toxoplasmosis from one person to the other is extremely rare. ...Read more
Rare infection: Toxoplasomosis is a rare infection that can cause problems if it occurs in pregnancy. The main source of toxoplasmosis in the United States is undercooked meat, not cats as everyone assumes. Outdoor cats that kill their own food may introduce toxoplasomosis into the home by passing the organism into their litter box. Indoor cats that consume food that is provided to them will not get toxo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
.2-1% per year: The chance of a women getting Toxoplasmosis during Pregnancy in the USA is estimated to be between 0.2% and 1%. Risks are increased by new exposure to cat feces, gardening and certain meats. If you are a cat lover, chances are you already have it. Its only worrisome if you acquire it the first time during pregnancy or if you are immune suppressed from HIV or an organ transplant. Bests wishes! ...Read more
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