About toxoplasmosis

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 4/17/2007 1:07 pm
Toxoplamosis (tox-oh-plaz-MO-sis) is a disease contracted by humans that's caused by a parasite frequently found in cats. Careless handling of litter is the most frequent cause. It can also be contracted by eating undercooked meat. In adults, the symptoms closely resemble mononucleosis (mon-oh-nu-clee-OH-sis) and in most cases the disease isn't serious. The big danger is that it can be passed from a pregnant woman to her unborn child, where it can cause serious problems ranging from blindness to learning disabilities. Prevention is the key. Pregnant women should wear rubber gloves when cleaning the litter box and wash their hands thoroughly afterwards. It's that simple. Oh, and you'd better order that hamburger well done.
Share
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
What's On TV
1:35AM - 2:00AM
2:00AM - 2:36AM
2:36AM - 3:06AM
3:06AM - 4:30AM
4:30AM - 5:00AM
5:00AM - 6:00AM

Over The Air Antenna 12.2
Bledsoe   38
Blue Ridge Cable  111
Charter Scottsboro 192
Charter-Ten Mile 181
Charter-Ringgold  181
Comcast 212
EPB 162
ETC 198
FTC Ft. Payne  13
Optilink (Dalton) 159
Spring City Cable   114
Trenton Tele   14
11:30PM - 1:30AM
4:00AM - 6:00AM
6:00AM - 6:30AM
6:30AM - 7:00AM
7:00AM - 7:30AM
7:30AM - 8:00AM

WDEF News 12 This Morning can be seen on WDEF News 12, 5-7am and on Bounce TV Chattanooga, 6-8am.

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.