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Expecting mom: Prevent toxoplasmosis

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Some women are not immune to toxoplasmosis (one in two pregnant women). This condition is detected when taking blood during early pregnancy.

In the event of non-immunization, a check is carried out every month. If the parasite is detected, antibiotic treatment is prescribed to prevent infection of the baby. Remember that toxoplasmosis can cause miscarriage or disturb the development of the fetus. Certain precautions should be taken to avoid contamination, such as washing hands after handling earth or raw meat and not changing the cat’s litter box. At the same time, certain foods are to be avoided:

– raw or undercooked meats;

– raw molluscs;

– vegetables, fruits and aromatic herbs consumed raw and which have not been thoroughly washed.

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