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Routes of transmission of toxoplasmosis

The toxoplasmosis parasite is transmitted through cat feces. If these animals hunt infected prey, such as birds or rats, the parasite will reproduce in their intestines in the form of spores, which will end up in the soil where the cat defecates.

Animals such as cows, pigs, or sheep can then become contaminated with toxoplasmosis when they come into contact with contaminated soil. Toxoplasmosis spores accumulate in the tissues of these animals and, for this reason, it is advisable to cook meat thoroughly before eating it.

The same applies to fruits and vegetables contaminated by toxoplasmosis. It will be necessary to clean and disinfect them well before eating them.

By (gynecologist), (embryologist) and (psychologist).
Last Update: 04/01/2022