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Toxoplasmosis - Are you at risk ? Group 4 Stefen Noristan Kurniawan Kosmas 128862 Nurrul Shaqinah Nasruddin 132040 Nor Aini Bt. Warzukni 134453 Melissa Phoon Hoi-Ee 29620
Each year, 400 -4000 babies in the United States are born with toxoplasmosis. It has been estimated that 30 to 50 percent of the world's human population has been infected with Toxoplasma and harbors the clinically inapparent cyst form. from Cornell Feline Health Center, Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, New York and the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
Toxoplasmosis - what is it ? a disease caused by a single-celled parasite called Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii).
Only a small number of babies who have toxoplasmosis show signs of the disease at birth. The others ?? Till teen or later, with Hearing loss Mental retardation Serious eye infections that may lead to blindness
Who is at risk for developing severe toxoplasmosis? Mom got a new kitty when she was preggy…. CHEMOTHERAPY ORGAN TRANSPLANT Me!!
What should I do if I think I may have toxoplasmosis?
What is the treatment for toxoplasmosis? Pyrimethamine (Daraprim). Sulfadiazine.
Recommendation for prevention of toxoplasmosis infection