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Can outdoor dog that paws the ground give me or my fetus toxo?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: It can.

In western countries, the main source of maternal infection is thought to be ingestion of toxoplasma contained in undercooked or cured meat or meat products.
Ingestion of oocysts, from contact with soil, or eating soil-contaminated fruit or vegetables is also a major source of infection, so your dog can get you infected.

In brief: It can.

In western countries, the main source of maternal infection is thought to be ingestion of toxoplasma contained in undercooked or cured meat or meat products.
Ingestion of oocysts, from contact with soil, or eating soil-contaminated fruit or vegetables is also a major source of infection, so your dog can get you infected.
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