Possible Exposure To Toxo If Accidentally Exposed To Cat Feces?

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Doctor, I have a cat at home. A few days ago, when I cleaned the cage I accidentally got the droppings. Is it possible that I could be affected by toxo? I looked for information on google that is infected with toxo. Today I am weak and dizzy. Maybe the symptoms of general illness. By chance, can toxo be cured?

1 Answer:

Hello Oktaviani,

Toxoplasma gondiasas parasites that are often found one of them in cat feces and also in contaminated meat, especially those that are not yet ripe. This parasite can spread from animals to humans either through direct contact or ingested by humans where the parasite can survive in the human body in an inactive condition and when the body is not fit or the body's immune system is weak the infection can be active and cause complaints.

Self-generated symptoms such as flu-like symptoms at the onset of symptoms and improve within a few weeks. This infection becomes dangerous when pregnant women where the infection can be transmitted from the mother to the baby and cause interference to the baby both in pregnancy or when born.

Indeed, one of the transmission is contact with cat feces, but not always cat feces contain parasites so that the symptoms that arise in Okta are not always caused by toxoplasma infection but can be caused by other causes such as viral or other bacterial infections. To be sure, an examination can be carried out to find out whether there is an infection or the presence of an inactive toxoplasma parasite in the body by blood tests to determine the level of body antibodies against the parasite. If there is an acute infection or an active infection, it is necessary to handle by giving special drugs and special treatment if the patient is infected while being pregnant.

Strive to wear personal protective equipment when cleaning animal cages, washing hands before and after contact with animals or cages and their droppings, processing food properly by washing or processing food properly until cooked. Also check your pet regularly, give the pet dry food instead of raw meat to prevent infection with parasites, and use a special sandbox for pets to remove feces.

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