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Do protozoan infections run in families?

Protozoan infections do not run in families in the common sense of having a genetic predisposition for the condition. However, some protozoan infections can be passed from an infected mother to her unborn child. Some protozoan infections can also be passed from person-to-person contact, making family members of an infected person more vulnerable.

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