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What is toxoplasmosis?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Mitchell Blass
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A parasite

Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic infection that can be acquired from a house cat.
It is usually a illness that has few or no symptoms, unless one has an immune disorder or if one is pregnant.

In brief: A parasite

Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic infection that can be acquired from a house cat.
It is usually a illness that has few or no symptoms, unless one has an immune disorder or if one is pregnant.
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Dr. Mitchell Blass
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