Toxoplasmosis is a common disease caused by Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite that can infect both humans and animals. This parasite is spread through contact with contaminated cat feces, undercooked or raw meat such as pork and goat, and contaminated soil or water.

Although healthy individuals may not show any symptoms, those with weakened immune systems or pregnant women may experience severe symptoms that can be fatal. Symptoms of toxoplasmosis include fever, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, and swollen lymph nodes.

Preventing toxoplasmosis involves good hygiene practices such as washing hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling cat litter or raw meat, cooking meat thoroughly, and washing utensils and surfaces that come into contact with raw meat.

Pregnant women should also exercise caution when it comes to handling cat litter and avoid consuming undercooked or raw meat. Regular visits to the doctor during pregnancy can also help detect and manage any potential infections.

As a general precaution, individuals with weakened immune systems should also avoid handling cat litter or contact with potentially contaminated soil and water. By following these simple steps, we can reduce the risk of contracting toxoplasmosis and protect our health.