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Where does toxoplasma gondii reproduce?
In the GI of cats
When do oocytes of Toxoplasma gondii become infective?
How do cats release Toxoplasma gondii?
Oocytes in the feces
Are human intentional hosts of Toxoplasma gondii?
How do humans become infected with Toxoplasma gondii?
- Ingesting cysts in meat
What cells do Toxoplasma gondii travel in?
What part of the body does Toxoplasma gondii cause the most issues in?
What form does Toxoplasma gondii take in humans?
How many people in the U.S. are infected with T. gondii?
What group can T. gondii be fatal in?
The normal host has what symptoms of T. gondii?
Asymptomatic or mono-like symptoms
What is the treatment for Toxoplasma gondii?
What can Toxoplasma gondii cause in pregnant women?
- Spontaneous abortions
- blindness/retardation in infants
Can T/ gondii spread to the fetus in pregnant women?
What groups should not touch litter boxes?
- Pregnant women
- HIV infected
- Transplant patients
What causes Cryptosporidiosis?
What type of disease is cryptosporidiosis?
What does Cryptosporidium parvum cause?
What are the symptoms of Cryptosporidiosis?
- explosive watery diarrhea
- NO BLOOD OR MUCUS
What is the treatment for Cryptosporidiosis
- Nitrazoxanide, if comprimised
- Usually no treatment because it is self-limiting
What is Nitrazoxanide used to treat?
Cryptosporidium parvum infections
How is Cryptosporidium parvum transmitted?
- Fecal oral route
- Person to person
- Domestic animals to people