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Food Safety for Moms-to-Be
Impact of Toxoplasma
- About 85% pregnant women in U.S. at risk
- Each year in U.S.
- Infects 400 to 4,000 fetuses
- Kills about 80 infants
- Infected babies can suffer hearing loss, mental retardation, and blindness
About 85% of pregnant women are at risk for toxoplasmosis. Every year, the parasite infects 400 to 4,000 fetuses. Unfortunately, it kills about 80 infants.
Infected babies can suffer hearing loss, mental retardation, and blindness. Children born infected with Toxoplasma can require years of special care, including special education and opthalmology visits.