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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.
Study reports ROP18 protein protects parasite in host cell

Study reports ROP18 protein protects parasite in host cell

ASTMH recommends FDA to include neglected infections of poverty in orphan classification

ASTMH recommends FDA to include neglected infections of poverty in orphan classification

Antibacterial ingredient in soap becomes guiding light for future development of drugs for toxoplasmosis

Antibacterial ingredient in soap becomes guiding light for future development of drugs for toxoplasmosis

Discovery could lead to new treatment methods for toxoplasmosis

Discovery could lead to new treatment methods for toxoplasmosis

New study shows CDPK1 controls toxoplasma's ability to secrete microneme proteins

New study shows CDPK1 controls toxoplasma's ability to secrete microneme proteins

MUHC's Henry C. Witelson Ocular Pathology Laboratory celebrates tenth anniversary

MUHC's Henry C. Witelson Ocular Pathology Laboratory celebrates tenth anniversary

Immune system mouse models help study biology of T cells and their role in toxoplasmosis

Immune system mouse models help study biology of T cells and their role in toxoplasmosis

New article in Women's Health journal emphasizes the importance of early pregnancy detection

New article in Women's Health journal emphasizes the importance of early pregnancy detection

Researchers discover new strategy against invasive parasite

Researchers discover new strategy against invasive parasite

USDA donates funds for teaching food safety awareness to AIDS patients

USDA donates funds for teaching food safety awareness to AIDS patients

UT Southwestern Medical Center: Human gut bacteria ward off Toxoplasma gondii

UT Southwestern Medical Center: Human gut bacteria ward off Toxoplasma gondii

Prenatal exposure to influenza virus shown to reduce intelligence in adulthood

Prenatal exposure to influenza virus shown to reduce intelligence in adulthood

Locking parasites in host cell could be new way to fight malaria

Locking parasites in host cell could be new way to fight malaria

Toxoplasmosis linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorders

Toxoplasmosis linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorders

Scientists pinpoint immune-system targets in complex pathogens

Scientists pinpoint immune-system targets in complex pathogens

Parasites that live inside cells use loophole to thwart immune system

Parasites that live inside cells use loophole to thwart immune system

Parasites that live inside cells use loophole to thwart immune system

Parasites that live inside cells use loophole to thwart immune system

Persistent bacterial infection exploits killing machinery of immune cells

Persistent bacterial infection exploits killing machinery of immune cells

Discovery of new pathway used by disease-causing bacteria to evade host immune system and survive

Discovery of new pathway used by disease-causing bacteria to evade host immune system and survive

Discovery of potential key to better drugs to fight Toxoplasmosis parasite

Discovery of potential key to better drugs to fight Toxoplasmosis parasite