Toxoplasmosis: How It Spreads, Symptoms, Potential Complications And 9 Tips To Prevent The Infection
December 21, 2017 16:56
Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by parasites called Toxoplasma gondii and is usually spread through contact with cat feces. According to the CDC, more than 60 million Americans may be affected by it. Toxoplasmosis usually isn’t problematic for healthy adults. If you are healthy and contract toxoplasmosis, your immune system will keep it in check.
However, there are two groups of people who should take precautionary measures to avoid becoming infected: pregnant women and people whose immune system is compromised. Toxoplasmosis can harm unborn babies and cause severe complications in those with a weakened immune system.
How do people become infected with toxoplasmosis?
There are certain situations in which a person is likely to get infected with toxoplasmosis.