Toxoplasmosis is a type of food poisoning that is caused by the parasite, toxoplasma gondii.

                                                      How To Prevent It:

  • Don't eat raw or undercooked meat.
  • Don't use the same utensils that were in contact with raw meats and use them for cooked meat.
  • Don't use the same cutting board for raw meats and cooked meats.
  • Don't come into contact with cat feces or contaminated water.
  • Last, don't come into contact with an organ transplant from an infected person.

Toxoplasmosis comes from being in contact with cat feces or someone else that has. It is very dangerous for pregnant women to have this parasite.

Some of the common symptoms of Toxoplasmosis are:

  • Headaches
  • Fevers
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • Confusion
  • Blurred vision
  • Seizures

Another video describing Toxoplasmosis.

If a woman is infected before pregnancy and become pregnant, the unborn child is protected by the mother's immunity. But if she is infected while pregnant the unborn child could become infected. The unborn child will not show signs of infection until later in life and it could result in blindness or mental disability.  

This is what Toxoplasmosis looks like under a microscope.

The darker the state, the more cases of Toxoplasmosis that have occurred in the state since 1865.

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