Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Toxoplasmosis Transmission

Facts about the transmission of toxoplasmosis:

  • Toxoplasmosis is not spread from one person to another.
  • Humans are infected by eating undercooked meat that contains toxoplasmosis eggs.
  • Healthy cats, birds and other small animals often carry the eggs in their stool and urine.

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