What Is Toxoplasma Gondii To Prevent It?

What Is Toxoplasma Gondii To Prevent It Blog Featured ImageWhat Is Toxoplasma Gondii To Prevent It Blog

Toxoplasma Gondii is a common single-celled parasite that causes an infection called toxoplasmosis. This infection is acquired when eating undercooked contaminated meat, contact, or exposure to feces of infected wild or domestic cats. It can also infect birds and human beings. A person infected with Toxoplasma Gondii may show different symptoms. Others infected with a robust immune system will never develop any signs and symptoms. Mainly, this infection is characterized by flu-like symptoms that can create complications for those with weakened immune systems. Here are the common symptoms of Toxoplasma Gondii;

  • Body pain
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Malaise or fatigue
  • Swollen lymph nodes

Who Has The Highest Risk?

People who have weak health protection are at risk of severe complications of toxoplasmosis, and they are:

Pregnant Women

The most vulnerable to severe complications of toxoplasmosis disease are pregnant women. The infected mothers need proper management of this infection to avoid severe complications for their pregnancy and babies.


If the mother is infected in her first term of pregnancy, the baby is in a crucial condition even if the mother has no symptoms. The infection is automatically transmitted to the baby. This condition can lead to stillbirth and miscarriage. Babies who survived the disease are usually born with severe problems such as:

  • Enlarged liver
  • Seizures
  • Jaundice

There are also infected babies who have survived but are born with defects—usually hearing defects and impaired visions. So if you are pregnant, the best approach is prevention. Avoid all possible carriers of Toxoplasma Gondii and always maintain eating clean and healthy foods. Chemotherapy patients, HIV patients, and those who undergo organ transplant are at high risk of developing severe symptoms of Toxoplasma Gondii infection like:

  • Confusion
  • Poor coordination
  • Frequent headache
  • Seizures
  • Lung problems usually occur in infected HIV patients
  • Painful inflammation of the retina can lead to blurry vision and even blindness if not treated

But to, those infected who have robust immune systems and have not experienced any signs and symptoms won’t need treatment.

Ways To Avoid Toxoplasma Gondii Infection

Toxoplasma Gondii parasite resides in cat feces. Use gloves when cleaning the litter box of your pet cat. When gardening, use proper tools, including work gloves, because a cat’s feces can be anywhere, especially feces from wild cats who hunt and eat raw meat. They have a higher rate of harboring the T. Gondi parasite than household cats. Be wary of unpasteurized products. They may also contain the T. Gondi parasite. To be safer, cook your meat properly. Clean knives and other kitchen utensils properly and disinfect regularly. They can also get contaminated with the parasite. Wash your veggies and fruits properly before eating.

Do not let children play in an open sandbox. Cats love to defecate in sand soil. If you have a sandbox, cover when not in use. If you have pet cats at home, keep them healthy and clean. When exposed to the T. Gondi parasite, it can get to any part of your body. The parasite can reside in your brain, heart, and muscle tissue of different organs forming cysts on the infected area. A healthy person can overcome the infection because the parasite will remain inactive in the body. It is because the healthy immune system will keep the parasite in check.

When To See Your Doctor?

Severe symptoms like blurred vision, loss of coordination, and confusion require immediate treatment. Visit an expert for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Jene See
the authorJene See
A Home-based Entrepreneur and Blogger For me, being a home-based entrepreneur, parent and blogger has been quite an experience. Here’s how I got started on it all. Where I’ve been Becoming a blogger and a hardcore, home-based entrepreneur wasn’t exactly a planned career action for me. I can almost say I didn’t see it coming. It all started when I got pregnant with my first child. Back then, I was still working as a flight attendant, and I have to admit that I really loved my job. But when that baby came on board, I decided that I wanted to be as involved in my child’s life as I could possibly be. Once I’d made my decision, I swung into action. I quit my job and quickly made plans for a new (and different) life with the baby in mind. My foray into the glamorous world of entrepreneurship and blogging was a little more abrupt. This started a lot more recently.   I first came into contact with these products sometime around two years ago. In 2018, my aunt-in-law would be the first person to preach to me the wonders of Aulora Kodenshi. I confess that I was very skeptical back then. As I mentioned earlier, I didn’t see myself as an entrepreneur (or even a blogger for that matter). I felt I was comfortable in my role as a housewife and that picking up endeavors like that was for people who had more money to “waste.” I decided to continue to keep my focus as a good mother and an ideal housewife. The plan was, if I kept feeding my family good food and making sure that they all exercised regularly, there wouldn’t ever be a need to buy any of the products my husband’s aunt talked to me about. As it turned out, I’d not end up buying the products; I’d also become one of its most vocal advocates. How I Got Here Our second child got a case of eczema when she was about 18 months old. Ever since that time, every so often, she’d have a rather severe outbreak. The doctors would always tell us it was nothing serious, nothing to bother about, and we believed them for the most part. A reason for this was that almost like clock-work, she’d always get better after every 3-6 months. All of this changed though in February 2019. She had an outbreak, and we thought it was normal until she scratched so hard she drew blood. We tried everything to no avail. Frustrated, I decided to try SHIRUTO, one of the many products from BE International. In no time at all, the eczema and even the scars cleared up. I was so excited, I took to my social media page to share my joy, and that’s how I got into blogging and entrepreneurship. Plans for the Future I’m happy with where I am right now. I have a healthy family with a career I want to see grow. I don’t conform to the classic stay-at-mom routine of waking early in the morning. I do my best work at night when everyone’s happy and rested. The goal is to continue to remain healthy and inspire everyone around me to be free and keep those positive vibes flowing strong!
    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop