-Kaylee Jo Box
What is it??
-disease caused by the parasite toxoplasma gondii. Over 60 million people in the United States have this disease, although many do not show symptoms.
People can get toxoplasmosis from raw or undercooked foods.
You may also get toxoplasmosis from an organ transplant or blood transfusion from someone who has this.
Normal immune system: mild fever, headaches, sore throat, muscle pain, vision loss (rarely)
Weaker immune system may suffer from: fever, confusion, headaches, blurred vision, and seizures
How Dangerous is Toxoplasmosis?
ALWAYS make sure you cook your meat and poultry to the correct temperature
Freeze meats at -4 degrees F
Wash raw fruits and vegetables before eating
Wash hands thoroughly with soap after handling raw meats
If you have a cat, wash your hands after handling cat feces or soil that has been contaminated with cat feces.
First video is a little nasty, but shows how toxoplasmosis can enter cats.
The next video shows how this disease spreads.