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Can toxoplasmosis be fatal?
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes.
For most healthy people, toxoplasmosis is not fatal - in fact, 80-90% of healthy people don't ever get symptoms of the disease.
However, if you are pregnant or are immunocompromised (aids), you are at risk from complications including death. That being said, death from toxoplasmosis here in the U.S. Is still uncommon (about 750 people die each year that we know of).

In brief: Yes.
For most healthy people, toxoplasmosis is not fatal - in fact, 80-90% of healthy people don't ever get symptoms of the disease.
However, if you are pregnant or are immunocompromised (aids), you are at risk from complications including death. That being said, death from toxoplasmosis here in the U.S. Is still uncommon (about 750 people die each year that we know of).
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Jonathan Song
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not for adults
Toxoplasmosis can cause congenital anomalies (birth defects) but it will not harm any adult who has an intact immune system. Do not change the litter box or put your face to a cat's if you are pregnant.
Cats unlike dogs feed on live animals (mice, birds etc.) and that's how toxo gets into the cat and from the cat to humans. This is why you should eat well-cooked meat.

In brief: Not for adults
Toxoplasmosis can cause congenital anomalies (birth defects) but it will not harm any adult who has an intact immune system. Do not change the litter box or put your face to a cat's if you are pregnant.
Cats unlike dogs feed on live animals (mice, birds etc.) and that's how toxo gets into the cat and from the cat to humans. This is why you should eat well-cooked meat.
Dr. Jonathan Song
Dr. Jonathan Song
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