What is Toxoplasmosis?
Toxoplasmosis is a toxic infection, caused by a single cell organism. This parasitic organism, known as “Toxoplasma gondii”, can enter your body through close contacts with animals, especially cats. The organism may also enter the human body from consuming uncooked meats. Though people may carry the toxoplasmosis parasite, not everyone experiences the symptoms.
A healthy immune system may be able to suppress the parasite, therefore preventing the manifestation of any harmful effects or signs and symptoms.
The symptoms themselves can range from very mild to very severe. If a woman contracts the parasite during her pregnancy, she may pass the parasite to the baby. In fact, it may also lead to the death of the fetus. Those with a low immunity are usually more prone to developing severe signs and symptoms of toxoplasmosis.