Sunday, April 30, 2023

Protection against toxoplasmosis.. Carefully cook all meats. Wash your hands well with soap and water after cleaning

Protection against toxoplasmosis:

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the best way to protect your unborn child is to protect yourself against toxoplasmosis.

Ways to protect the child from toxoplasmosis:

  • Have a healthy, non-pregnant person change your cat's litter box every day. If this is not possible, wear gloves and clean it yourself every day. Wash your hands well with soap and water after cleaning. 
  • Also, wash your hands with soap and water after any exposure to dirt, sand, raw meat, or unwashed vegetables. Wear gloves when gardening or handling sand from a sandbox.
  • Carefully cook all meats. Do not taste meat before it is well cooked.
  • Freeze meat for several days before cooking to greatly reduce the risk of infection.
  • Carefully wash all your cutting boards and knives with hot, soapy water after each use.
  • Wash or peel all fruits and vegetables before eating them.
  • Avoid drinking untreated water, particularly when traveling to less developed countries.