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12 Oct 2006

Risks of toxoplamosis for pregnant women
I am 4 months pregnant and my childhood cat recently moved back to our house. He is house trained however I have left a litter box for him to use while he is settling down.

He has not made much use of the litter box, I have only cleaned it out once, which I did with thick gloves. I washed everything with bleach afterwards and ensured it dried completely in the sun.

I have read a few articles on risks of toxoplasmosis and the risks to pregnant women. However these articles vary in the method in how it is contracted to the precautions one should take.

Please give me a true reflection of danger and I run with cleaning the litter box and if there are other means of transmission besides the litter box ie: directly from my cat.

many thanks
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CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Hayls
This is a good time to transfer the cleaning of the litterbox to someone else but if no other option, the thick gloves and disinfectant will do!
See http://familydoctor.org/180.xml
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