Toxoplasmosis is an infectious disease caused by the pathogen Toxoplasma gondii, which is mainly transmitted through contact with cats or the consumption of raw meat. The course of the disease depends heavily on the patient’s immune status. People with a healthy immune system have no or only mild symptoms of toxoplasmosis. In immunocompromised patients, a severe course can occur and damage the brain or eyes in particular. Preventive measures to strengthen the immune system are important. Particular caution is required during pregnancy, as the infection can affect the unborn child. Typical symptoms in newborns are hydrocephalus (large head with fluid accumulation), liver damage and eye infections.

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In the case of toxoplasmosis, preventive measures to strengthen the immune system under the supervision of experienced doctors are recommended in order to minimise the risk of health consequences.

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