Can a baby show signs of toxoplasmosis as soon as he’s born?
Some babies will have signs of toxoplasmosis at birth, which may include an enlarged liver and jaundice, an enlarged spleen, a low platelet count, a rash, a heart or lung infection, and enlarged lymph nodes. However, the vast majority of babies with congenital toxoplasmosis, particularly those infected later in pregnancy, seem normal at birth but may develop serious problems months or even years later. Prevention is better than cure Serious infection by toxoplasmosis can be effectively prevented by the avoidance of raw meat and by ensuring that all rare-cooked meats are heated throughout to at least 60° C (140° F). Avoid salt-cured or smoked meats. Contact with infected or unfamiliar cats and cat feces should be avoided. If you are a cat lover, ask your hubby to empty the cat litter box every day because the parasite eggs in cat feces do not become infective until two to four days after excretion. The best solution is not to have a cat or kitten in the house when you are pregnant and i