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- Nov 2017
Toxoplasmosis is caused by the obligate intracellular parasite, Toxoplasma gondii. Its life cycle consists of 3 forms, including an oocyst, a tissue cyst, and an active (proliferative) form.
See also: CDC- Toxoplasmosis
Source of Infection in humans:
- Eating under cooked meat of animals harboring tissue cysts
- Consuming food or water contaminated with cat feces or by contaminated environmental samples (such as fecal-contaminated soil or changing the litter box of a pet cat)
- Blood transfusion or organ transplantation
- Transplacentally from mother to fetus
Sources of T. gondi infection
Life cycle of T. gondi
- Oct 2016
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