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toxoplasmosis

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Toxoplasmosis is a common infection that often goes undetected. The signs and symptoms of the infection are quite mild and can go unnoticed. While a pregnant woman may only have mild flu symptoms, the developing fetus can suffer devasting effects or fatal illness.

To prevent toxoplasmosis:

  • Don't eat raw or undercooked meat
  • Wash hands and kitchen surfaces after handling raw meat
  • Avoid touching your mouth and eyes after handling raw meat
  • Wash all fruits and vegetables carefully
  • Avoid contact with cat feces in litter boxes
  • Wear gloves when gardening
  • Be cautious when traveling to a region where the disease is widespread

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