Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is a disease that results from infection with the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, Infection usually occurs by eating under-cooked contaminated meat, exposure from infected cat feces.

Symptoms

* Body aches.

* Swollen lymph nodes.

* Headache.

* Fever.

* Fatigue.

Causes

* Come into contact with cat feces that contain the parasite.

* Eat or drink contaminated food or water.

* Use contaminated knives, cutting boards or other utensils.

* Eat unwashed fruits and vegetables.

* Receive an infected organ transplant or transfused blood.

Prevention

* Wear gloves when you garden or handle soil.

* Don’t eat raw or under-cooked meat.

* Wash kitchen utensils thoroughly.

* Wash all fruits and vegetables.

* Don’t drink unpasteurized milk.