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Transcript of Toxoplasma gondii
Wash fruits, vegetables
Raw meat (cook it properly)
Handling cats - wash hands Lifestyle THANK YOU Symptoms Treatment Cannibals Discovered in 1908
Human host 1938 History Toxoplasma Gondii Parasite
Spread through cats
Other carriers too
Can affect all mammals Definitions
Tachyzoites - Tissue that makes up the cysts
Bradyzoites - Developed stage of tachyzoites
Gametocytes - A diploid germ cell that divides by meiosis into a gamete.
Sporozoite - An organism which can reproduce both sexually and asexually
Cysts - stage in cycle where parasite is enveloped in a protective membrane
Oocysts - where sporozoan zygotes develop
Epithelial cells - cells on lining or surface of body Toxoplasma Gondii:
Can find a host within any warm-blooded animal
Reproduces asexually and sexually
Especially affects pregnant women
Offspring can inherit Spread through:
Mainly cat feces
Unwashed fruits/vegetables Symptoms occur in only 20% of infected population
Flu, fever, fatigue
Swollen lymph glands
Redness of the eye Men: Jealous
Suspicious Women Affectionate
Warmhearted - differs from person to person... Rats under the influence of toxoplasmosis... Healthy people
Pregnant, infants, newborns
Immunosupressed 100% chance of being infected Statistics...