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Pregnant women with cats at home must be careful of the appearance of deformed children

2018-01-02 00:00:00
Few people know that infected cats are also a source of infection that can cause fetal abnormalities, and cat feces are the main way of transmission of this vicious infectious disease.

According to relevant information, in the United Kingdom, because pregnant women close to the cat caused adverse consequences to the baby, about 40% of infected pregnant women, about 500 babies are harmed by cats every year.


Among household pets, a concern is that cat feces may contain Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite that can be transmitted to humans.


Toxoplasma gondii infection can occur in humans and animals if feces from animal oocysts contaminate water and food. If a pregnant woman is infected with Toxoplasma gondii, it can lead to fetal malformation, brain retardation, miscarriage, teratosis and stillbirth, and brain edema and visual or nervous system dysfunction in newborns.


What should a pregnant mother do?


(1) Since the transmission of Toxoplasma comes from cat feces, it is generally safe to leave cat cleaning to family members during pregnancy, and family members should also pay attention to hand cleaning.


(2) If the mother is still worried, you can consider handing it over to someone else for the time being. (3) In addition to cats and dogs, some families have special pets, such as golden mice, birds, etc., in principle, if you want to keep, cleaning work should be handed over to other family members, but it is best to send others to keep.