Definition of toxoplasmosis in English:

toxoplasmosis

Line breaks: toxo|plas¦mo¦sis
Pronunciation: /ˌtɒksəʊplazˈməʊsɪs
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A disease caused by toxoplasmas, transmitted chiefly through undercooked meat, soil, or in cat faeces. Symptoms of infection generally pass unremarked in adults, but can be dangerous to unborn children.
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    • Congenital toxoplasmosis can mimic disease caused by organisms such as herpes simplex virus, cytomegalovirus, and rubella virus.
    • Subsequently, he was diagnosed as having hepatitis B, oral candidiasis, central nervous system toxoplasmosis, and perirectal herpes simplex virus.
    • It's important to keep in mind that the cycle in which the cat is infectious and passes toxoplasmosis to humans, it lasts about two to three weeks, and the same cat can repeat the cycle later.

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