Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. It infects most animals and causes human parasitic diseases, but the primary host is the felid (Cat family). People usually get infected by eating raw or undercooked meat, or more rarely, by contact with cat faeces.
An infection is the detrimental colonization of a host organism by a foreign organism. An infection is, in effect, a war in which the infecting organism seeks to utilize the host/'s resources in order to multiply at the expense of the host. The infecting organism, or pathogen, interferes with the normal functioning and perhaps the survival of the host. Colloquially, a pathogen is usually considered a microscopic organism though the definition is broader, including bacteria, parasites, fungi, vir...
Toxoplasmosis as related to Infections
- Toxoplasmosis - KidsHealth
Toxoplasmosis is an infection by a tiny parasite (Toxoplasma gondii) that can live inside the cells of humans and animals, especially cats and farm animals.
- CDC - Toxoplasmosis
Toxoplasmosis is considered to be a leading cause of death attributed to foodborne illness in the United States. More than 60 million men, women, and children in the ...
- CDC - Toxoplasmosis - Disease
Education and information about Toxoplasmosis including symptoms, risks and other disease information.
- Toxoplasmosis - Wikipedia
Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease caused by Toxoplasma gondii. Infections with toxoplasmosis usually cause no symptoms in adult humans. Occasionally there may …
- TORCH Infections. Toxoplasmosis, Other (syphilis ...
Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by a parasite. This parasite, called Toxoplasma gondii, can be found in cat feces and in undercooked meat.
- Toxoplasmosis and HIV
Toxoplasmosis and HIV: HIV InSite Knowledge Base Chapter March 2006: Carlos S. Subauste, MD, Case Western Reserve University
- Toxoplasmosis (1) : USDA ARS
Parasite. Toxoplasmosis, caused by the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii, is one of the most common parasitic infections of man and other warm-blooded animals.
- Toxoplasmosis Guide: Causes, Symptoms and...
Toxoplasmosis - an easy to understand guide covering causes, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment and prevention plus additional in depth medical information.
- Pet-Related Infections - American Family Physician
Disease Route of infection Signs and symptoms Diagnosis Primary treatment; Parasitic. Toxoplasmosis. Ingestion of oocysts in soil/fomites, undercooked meat