Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. More than 60 million people have this parasite in the United States. Most of them do not get sick, but the parasite causes serious problems for some people.

This is a cycle of Toxoplasmosis.

Toxoplasma Gondii parasitic protozoan.

Unborn children exposed to Toxoplasma can be born with serious birth defects.

Toxoplasma Gondii is capable of infecting virtually all warm-blooded animals.

In 1908 Charles Nicolle and Louis Manceaux discovered T.gondii.

Some ways to prevent Toxoplasmosis are to

1.) Wear gloves when you garden or handle soil.

2.) Don't eat raw or undercooked meat.

3.) Wash kitchen utensils thoroughly.

4.) Wash all fruits and vegetables.

5.) Don't drink unpasteurized milk.

6.) Cover children's sandboxes.

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