How common is toxoplasmosis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 60 million people in the United States carry the toxoplasma gondii parasite. Toxoplasmosis rarely shows any signs or symptoms in a healthy individual. Rather, those who suffer from a weakened immune system or are pregnant tend to be at risk for serious side effects. In rare cases, a person can contract the infection from an infected organ transplant or blood transfusion.

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