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What increases my risk for toxoplasmosis?

Those most at risk for developing toxoplasmosis are those with weakened immune systems and women who are pregnant. If you have a weakened immune system due to HIV/AIDS, cancer treatment, or immunosuppressant drugs, your body may be too weak to fight the infection on its own. Women who are pregnant do not usually show signs of the infection but can pass it to their child with serious ramifications. You are also at risk around infected cats or if you do not take the proper precautions with raw meat and produce.

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