Other sources come from utensils or cutting boards after they've had contact with raw meat, feces from an infected cat, an organ transplant or blood transfusion from an infected person.
Most infections do not produce any symptoms. Symptoms in healthy people can include enlarged lymph nodes in the head and neck, headaches, mild illness with fever, muscle pain, sore throat, and in rare cases the person can experience eye disease with visual loss can occur. Symptoms in people with weakened immune systems can be severe. The symptoms include confusion, fever, headaches, blurred vision, and seizures.
The disease is dangerous enough to where if it's sever it can cause damage to the brain, eyes, and other organs.
You can prevent the illness by avoiding intake of undercooked and raw meats, freeze meat to -4 ° F for 2 days, wash hands, surfaces, and utensils thoroughly with soap and water after contact with raw meat.You should also wash your hands thoroughly after contact with cat feces or soil that is contaminated with cat feces, and wash raw fruits and vegetables before eating.