Reading 2 Parasites 3 - Toxoplasma gondii

Microbe Name: 
Toxoplasma gondii
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Microbe Type: 
Parent Accordion Part: 
II. Parasites
Disease Caused: 
Causes Toxoplasmosis
Damage: 
Intracellular growth of parasite
Symptoms: 
Often asymptomatic; flu- like symptoms; birth defects in pregnant women
Mode of Transmission: 
Cat feces; undercooked beef
Microbe Table Index: 
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