Toxoplasmosis is a protozoan called toxoplasma gondii that can affect the newborn through the transplacental route. Depending on the stage at which the infection occurs, so will be its consequences.
If a woman becomes infected with toxoplasmosis during pregnancy, the more advanced the pregnancy is, the more likely it is that the infection will be transmitted to the fetus.
However, if the parasite is transmitted during the first trimester of pregnancy, the consequences are more serious.
Transmission can be prevented by following simple hygiene and dietary guidelines during the months of pregnancy.