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What is risk of toxo from gardening?

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Michael Erickson
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In brief: Cat Feces

Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite that generally uses cats as their host.
Infection from this causes toxoplasmosis which presents as flu-like symptoms in normal individuals. This parasite is harmful to pregnant women because it can cross the placenta and infect the baby. The relationship with gardening is because cats use gardens as litter boxes and the parasite is found/transmitted in their feces.

In brief: Cat Feces

Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite that generally uses cats as their host.
Infection from this causes toxoplasmosis which presents as flu-like symptoms in normal individuals. This parasite is harmful to pregnant women because it can cross the placenta and infect the baby. The relationship with gardening is because cats use gardens as litter boxes and the parasite is found/transmitted in their feces.
Michael Erickson
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