Wash Your Veggies & Fruits!

Unfortunately, my patient has 20/200 vision from an Toxoplasmosis infection.   Toxoplasmosis is the most common cause of infectious retinochoroiditis.  In addition to contaminated food, water source contamination is increasingly recognized as a source of infection. The disease can also be acquired by blood transfusions, organ transplant, or accidentally in laboratory workers.

Here’s how you can get infected!    Be careful not to:

  • Come into contact with cat feces that carry the parasite.
  • Eat contaminated food, such as lamb, pork, and venison.    
  • Use contaminated knives, cutting boards or other utensils.
  • Eat unwashed fruits and vegetables.