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I need a lot of info on torch virus. Like what diseases does it cause?
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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: TO.R.C.H infections
Torch is a word composed of the first letters of several infections that can be passed to a fetus during pregnancy.
Toxoplasmosis is acquired from uncooked meat or prolonged exposure to spores in kitty litter.Rubella (german measles).Cytomegalovirus( if acquired during pregnancy through community spread) and herpes simplex virus ( type i or ii). All can produce serious problems.

In brief: TO.R.C.H infections
Torch is a word composed of the first letters of several infections that can be passed to a fetus during pregnancy.
Toxoplasmosis is acquired from uncooked meat or prolonged exposure to spores in kitty litter.Rubella (german measles).Cytomegalovirus( if acquired during pregnancy through community spread) and herpes simplex virus ( type i or ii). All can produce serious problems.
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
However TORCH has been expanded to include S- sexually transmitted infections that can be passed from mother to fetus such as syphillis, gonorrhea, HIV, HCV. Hepatitis B There are many infections that can cause serious problems for a baby during pregnancy, during time of delivery or first 45 days of life. Great resource to check is Centers For Disease Control and Prevention website
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