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Where does the swine toxo come from?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: From Cats to pigs

Cats are the primary hosts of toxoplasma gondii which effects animals and people.
Cats shed infectective oocytes in their feces, pigs may get infected by ingesting feed or water contaminated with cat feces, or by cannabilism of infected dead pigs or by eating infected rodents etc.Pork is a source of human infection if eaten uncooked or under cooked.

In brief: From Cats to pigs

Cats are the primary hosts of toxoplasma gondii which effects animals and people.
Cats shed infectective oocytes in their feces, pigs may get infected by ingesting feed or water contaminated with cat feces, or by cannabilism of infected dead pigs or by eating infected rodents etc.Pork is a source of human infection if eaten uncooked or under cooked.
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