Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Toxoplasmosis Prevention

Prevention of toxoplasmosis includes:

  • Do not eat undercooked meat, unpasteurized milk, or uncooked eggs.
  • Avoid exposure to cat feces and cat urine.
    • Litter boxes should be kept outside.
    • Pregnant women should avoid exposure to cats.
  • Wear gloves when handling moist soil.

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Last Updated: Jul 10, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Toxoplasmosis References
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