New Blood Test Spots Parasitic Infection in Pregnant Women

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A low-cost blood test can identify pregnant women with the parasitic infection toxoplasmosis, researchers report. People typically acquire the Toxoplasma gondii parasite by eating undercooked contaminated meat or through exposure to infected cat feces. And an infected pregnant woman can pass it to her fetus. The transmission of…

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