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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.
Blocking parasites' communication reduces infection

Blocking parasites' communication reduces infection

Hospitalizations for children with HIV drop by nearly two thirds

Hospitalizations for children with HIV drop by nearly two thirds

New guideline recommends when to use CT scans in ER for seizures

New guideline recommends when to use CT scans in ER for seizures

Toxoplasmosis infection trick revealed by scientists

Toxoplasmosis infection trick revealed by scientists

Toxoplasma may be affecting human behavior on a mass scale

Toxoplasma may be affecting human behavior on a mass scale

Full year of treatment with pyrimethamine and sulfadiazine helps infants and children with toxoplasmosis

Full year of treatment with pyrimethamine and sulfadiazine helps infants and children with toxoplasmosis

Link between cat faeces and schizophrenia

Link between cat faeces and schizophrenia

Evidence is mounting to link toxoplasmosis with schizophrenia

Evidence is mounting to link toxoplasmosis with schizophrenia

Association between maternal exposure to toxoplasmosis and increased risk for developing schizophrenia

Association between maternal exposure to toxoplasmosis and increased risk for developing schizophrenia

Screening for toxoplasmosis for all pregnant women and newborns is necessary

Screening for toxoplasmosis for all pregnant women and newborns is necessary

76 million people get sick in US, 300,000 are hospitalized, and 5,000 die from foodborne illness

76 million people get sick in US, 300,000 are hospitalized, and 5,000 die from foodborne illness

Cryptosporidium parvum parasite could help to develope new therapies for the disease

Cryptosporidium parvum parasite could help to develope new therapies for the disease