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Toxoplasmosis Disease Outbreak Control Division
(1 days ago) Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by a single celled protozoan organism, Toxoplasma gondii. Cats are the definitive host of toxoplasma and are required for the organism to complete its life …
Ocular Toxoplasmosis - Eye Infection - Lyndhurst, Bayonne, …
(7 days ago) Ocular toxoplasmosis is a condition that develops in some people after toxoplasmosis parasite infection. The infection may be transmitted because of contamination, or it may be transmitted …
Does toxoplasmosis ever go away?
There’s no cure for toxoplasmosis. When it gets into your body, it doesn’t go away completely. Thus, your best approach is to avoid infections. You can do that by: Taking care with food. Anybody with contaminated hands can infect raw meat. Cooking meat to 152 degrees kills the toxoplasma parasite.
What does toxoplasmosis do to humans?
When people do have symptoms, they are very similar to the flu and can include:
- swollen lymph nodes (small, bean-shaped organs found in your groin, neck, and armpits that help the body fight infection)
- body aches and pains
Is toxoplasmosis really dangerous?
Untreated, these infections can lead to blindness. But if your immune system is weakened, especially as a result of HIV / AIDS, toxoplasmosis can lead to seizures and life-threatening illnesses such as encephalitis — a serious brain infection. In people with AIDS, untreated encephalitis from toxoplasmosis is fatal.
How to diagnose toxoplasmosis?
- optic nerve involvement—either direct or within two disc diameters;
- a lesion within the temporal arcades or threatening the arcade vessels;
- a large lesion with subretinal hemorrhage and/or serous retinal de-tachment regardless of location;
- severe vitreous inflammation;
- loss of more than two lines in visual acuity;