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How is gardening related to toxoplasmosis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Gardening is related to toxoplasmosis because the bacteria Toxoplasma gondii is often be found in dirt. Toxoplasma gondii is reproduced in the intestine of a cat and then distributed into the dirt through cat feces. Ingestion of the bacteria can cause toxoplasmosis. This is why it's a good idea to wear gloves while gardening and wash your hands thoroughly afterward.

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