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Toxoplasmosis is considered to be the third leading cause of death attributed to foodborne illness in the United States. More than 60 million men, women, and children in the U.S. carry the Toxoplasma parasite, but very few have symptoms because the immune system usually keeps the parasite from causing illness. However, women newly infected with Toxoplasma during pregnancy and anyone with a compromised immune system should be aware that toxoplasmosis can have severe consequences for them.
SARS-CoV-2 infection in mothers does not have a significant teratogenic effect

SARS-CoV-2 infection in mothers does not have a significant teratogenic effect

Ocular toxoplasmosis found to be common among Australians

Ocular toxoplasmosis found to be common among Australians

Clemson researchers discover a promising therapy for people suffering from toxoplasmosis

Clemson researchers discover a promising therapy for people suffering from toxoplasmosis

A 100% French nasal vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 to move into the clinical phase in 2022

A 100% French nasal vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 to move into the clinical phase in 2022

Researchers identify key role of enzyme essential for invasion of the toxoplasmosis parasite

Researchers identify key role of enzyme essential for invasion of the toxoplasmosis parasite

Zoonotic and vector-borne emerging tropical diseases pose a constant threat

Zoonotic and vector-borne emerging tropical diseases pose a constant threat

A new handbook for treating infections in pregnant patients

A new handbook for treating infections in pregnant patients

Invasive alien species threaten biological diversity, shows study

Invasive alien species threaten biological diversity, shows study

Parasite infection discovery could help develop treatments for neurological disorders

Parasite infection discovery could help develop treatments for neurological disorders

Researchers create multi-functional nano-vaccine to prevent toxoplasmosis

Researchers create multi-functional nano-vaccine to prevent toxoplasmosis

Molecular stilts help deadly parasites to invade host cells

Molecular stilts help deadly parasites to invade host cells

Discovery could have important implications for brain infections, neurodegenerative diseases

Discovery could have important implications for brain infections, neurodegenerative diseases

Maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection not harmful in first trimester pregnancies

Maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection not harmful in first trimester pregnancies

A lead compound can significantly reduce or eliminate toxoplasmosis and malaria

A lead compound can significantly reduce or eliminate toxoplasmosis and malaria

Three FDA-approved drugs can block the replication of COVID-19 virus

Three FDA-approved drugs can block the replication of COVID-19 virus

Brain parasite makes rodents unafraid of cats, other predators

Brain parasite makes rodents unafraid of cats, other predators

Being around dogs from early age may lessen chance of developing schizophrenia as adult

Being around dogs from early age may lessen chance of developing schizophrenia as adult

NIH awards new contract to integrate pathogen and vector genomics database

NIH awards new contract to integrate pathogen and vector genomics database

Prompt treatment can lead to improved outcomes for babies with hydrocephalus caused by toxoplasmosis

Prompt treatment can lead to improved outcomes for babies with hydrocephalus caused by toxoplasmosis

Researchers shed new light on how Toxoplasma parasite damages the human eye

Researchers shed new light on how Toxoplasma parasite damages the human eye