Toxoplasmosis [by Jordan Smith]
-Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the parasite 'Toxoplasma gondii'
-The toxoplasmosis parasite is found in some undercooked meats, contaminated utensils and surfaces, and cat feces.
-Toxoplasma are not actually dangerous to humans unless a woman is infected in the beginning of her pregnancy.
-The incubation period depends upon the way that the person was infected. If it was a cat, it takes 5 to 20 days. If it was from contaminated meats, it can take from 10 to 23 days.
-Humans with a normal immune system should usually have no adverse effects.
-This is untreatable, but again, humans are not the primary hosts- we usually just have an immunity to it.
-Infection can be avoided by washing your hands after handling a cat or cleaning a cat's litterbox or being very careful about cooking meats thoroughly and keeping counters and utensils clean.