Toxoplasmosis | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • I have a cat and I just found out I’m pregnant. Should I be screened for toxoplasmosis?
  • Is it safe for me to pet my cat while I’m pregnant?
  • What treatment is best for me?
  • How will I know if my unborn baby is infected with toxoplasma?
  • How can I protect my unborn baby?
  • Is rare steak safe for me to eat?
  • My cat doesn’t go outside. Is it still possible that he/she could have toxoplasmosis?
  • How hot should the water be when I clean my cutting board?
  • Is there one kind of cutting board that is safest to use?
  • Are automatic litter boxes safer than regular litter boxes?


Congenital Toxoplasmosis by J Jones, M.D., M.P.H., A Lopez, M.H.S. and M Wilson, M.S. (American Family Physician May 15, 2003,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 05/14
Created: 09/00