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Is toxoplasmosis serious?

Toxoplasmosis is not usually serious but can present some dangerous complications if it is not kept under close observance. Sometimes the infection can travel to the brain and cause encephalitis or to the eye and cause serious eye infections. Individuals with weakened immune systems resulting from conditions like HIV/AIDS have severe symptoms. Children who inherit toxoplasmosis while in the womb can have dangerous complications later on like deafness, loss of sight, and mental disability.

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