While cats are usually infected by preying on infected rodents (or more rarely by ingestion of oocysts from the environment), humans are most commonly infected through food
Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by infection with the organism called Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii).
Around 30% of the adult population has been exposed to Toxoplasma. As with infection in cats, the vast majority of people infected with this organism experience no clinical disease at all.
* Things that you can do to prevent Toxoplasmosis: Cook all meat thoroughly - at least 160 -180 F (70 –82 C) throughout. • Wash hands, utensils and surfaces carefully after handling raw meat. • Wash all vegetables carefully.
* Body Symtoms
* The dangerous of having Toxoplamosis -There are two populations at high risk for toxoplasmosis pregnant mothers and other individuals. Womenexposed to T. gondii during pregnancy can pass the infection to the fetus (resulting in congenital infection). Although the majorityof infected infants show no symptoms at birth, many are likely to develop signs of infection later in life.
THe incubation period is 5-23 days.