Toxoplasmosis spread from cats to humans requires investigation
Toxoplasmosis is caused by toxoplasma gondii, a protozoan parasite which can be transmitted to humans through direct contact with cats or contaminated food.
The disease is often asymptomatic with only two in ten people displaying symptoms. However pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems are at greater risk.
Owners can prevent toxoplasmosis by using gloves when changing their cats’ litter tray and taking other basic health precautions.
For more information on toxoplasmosis visit Vetstream Felis.
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