How can you prevent toxoplasmosis during pregnancy?
There are several things you can do to avoid getting
Wash your hands and anything you use to prepare raw meat,
chicken, fish, fruits, or vegetables.
If you have a cat or are caring for one, ask
someone to clean or empty the litter box while you're pregnant. Wash tables and
counters well if a cat may have walked on them. If you have to clean the cat’s
litter box, wear gloves and a face mask. Be sure to wash your hands after
If you eat meat, make sure it has been fully cooked or frozen. Avoid dried meats, such as beef jerky.
If you touch soil, be sure to wear gloves and wash your hands
after you're done. Avoid contact with cat feces
in your garden.
Wash fruits and vegetables before you eat
Avoid untreated drinking water. This is a concern when you are in the wilderness or when you travel to a country where drinking water is not treated.