Pregnancy infections .... Toxoplasmosis 1

Pregnancy infections .... Toxoplasmosis 1

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Pregnancy infections .... Toxoplasmosis 1
Posted in May 2018

According to the CDC:
Toxoplasmosis is caused by the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii. In the United States it is estimated that 11% of the population 6 years and older have been infected with Toxoplasma. In various places throughout the world, it has been shown that up to 95% of some populations have been infected with Toxoplasma. Infection is often highest in areas of the world that have hot, humid climates and lower altitudes.
Toxoplasma gondii is a parasitic infection mostly spread by cats. Cats become infected by eating rodents and birds that are infected with this parasite.
If you’re pregnant and have a cat, it’s important to avoid changing the kitty litter. Toxoplasmosis is passed through feces. Other guidance includes keeping your cats indoors and feeding them commercial foods.
Other sources of toxoplasmosis include uncooked or partially cooked meat as well as soil and contaminated water. Remember to cook your meat fully at a hot enough temperature. On a related note, wash your hands completely after touching uncooked meat and wash all utensils and dishware used to prepare the meat. Finally, avoid drinking untreated water and wear gloves while gardening.

Women who are infected with toxoplamosis during pregnancy or right before pregnancy can pass infection to the baby. Most infected mothers have no symptoms of infection, and most babies who are infected are usually symptom-free, too. However, infection with toxoplasmosis can result in miscarriage or stillbirth as well as serious birth defects, including hydrocephalus, microcephaly, intellectual disability, and inflammation of the retina.

My advise
1..  Take Healthy food and follow healthy habits to avoid infections during your pregnancy.
2... Drink sufficient water
3... Avoid Cats during your Pregnancy

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