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30 November 2010

Toxoplasmosis: know this about your kitty

Your family cat may pose a danger to you and your child. Here is everything you need to know about toxoplasmosis.

Your family cat may pose a danger to you and your child. Here is everything you need to know about toxoplasmosis.

It is most dangerous to a pregnant woman, who can transfer this infection to her fetus through the placenta. This could cause a miscarriage, or may cause the baby to be stillborn or born with congenital toxoplasmosis. This could be fatal for a baby. If the child survives, it can suffer from blindness, jaundice, convulsions and severe mental retardation.

 
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