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How common is toxoplasmosis?

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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
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In brief: Fairly

According to the CDC, about 60 million people in the US have this parasite in their body.
Risk of getting sick increases in pregnancy or if immunity is low. People are exposed by eating undercooked vegetables or meat or from cat litter.

In brief: Fairly

According to the CDC, about 60 million people in the US have this parasite in their body.
Risk of getting sick increases in pregnancy or if immunity is low. People are exposed by eating undercooked vegetables or meat or from cat litter.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not common in U.S.

In the United States it is estimated that 23% of the population >12 years have been infected with toxoplasma gondii.
In various places throughout the world, it has been shown that up to 95% of some populations have been infected. Infection is often highest in areas of the world that have hot, humid climates and lower altitudes (e.g. France). See cdc website for additional details.

In brief: Not common in U.S.

In the United States it is estimated that 23% of the population >12 years have been infected with toxoplasma gondii.
In various places throughout the world, it has been shown that up to 95% of some populations have been infected. Infection is often highest in areas of the world that have hot, humid climates and lower altitudes (e.g. France). See cdc website for additional details.
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