Toxoplasmosis

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How Can I Prevent Illness?

Avoid eating 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.
Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with cat feces or soil that is contaminated with cat feces.
Wash raw fruits and vegetables before eating
Pregnant women should avoid contact with cat feces and take the precautions listed above to prevent illness.

All HIV-infected people should get tested for antibody to Toxoplasma soon after their HIV infection is diagnosed.

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Symptoms

Most infections produce no symptoms. Symptoms in otherwise healthy people include:

Enlarged lymph nodes in the head and neck
Headache
Mild illness with fever
Muscle pain
Sore throat
In rare cases, eye disease with visual loss can occur
Symptoms in people with weakened immune systems may be severe. These symptoms include:

Confusion
Fever
Headache
Blurred vision
Seizures

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who's at risk?
pregnant women
older adults
people who have chronic illnesses

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toxoplamosis and pregnancy

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toxoplasmosis facts