Today: July 23, 2024
Today: July 23, 2024

Toxoplasma is a common parasite that causes birth defects – but the US doesn’t screen for it during pregnancy

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Toxoplasma is a common parasite that causes birth defects – but the US doesn’t screen for it during pregnancyIf you're pregnant, you should pass the cat litter scoop to someone else.

Imagine the shock of your baby being born with a swollen brain, blindness and debilitating seizures. Now imagine learning that these devastating conditions could have been prevented if you took a simple test for the common parasite Toxoplasma gondii.

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