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Can inhaling the dust of cat litter cause toxoplasmosis?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Can't exclude possib

Cat litter contains cat droppings which harbor oocytes of toxoplasma gondii.
These take about 7 -10 days to mature to an infective form for humans. Usually you get the disease by contaminating your hands and transferring the organism to your mouth by swallowing food, etc. Certainly not impossible to inhale and swallow organisms but not sure how one would prove this.

In brief: Can't exclude possib

Cat litter contains cat droppings which harbor oocytes of toxoplasma gondii.
These take about 7 -10 days to mature to an infective form for humans. Usually you get the disease by contaminating your hands and transferring the organism to your mouth by swallowing food, etc. Certainly not impossible to inhale and swallow organisms but not sure how one would prove this.
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