5 Reasons Why You Need the Stand-n-Scoop
- Avoid Exposure to Toxoplasmosis
- No More Stooping or Bending Over
- No More Getting Down on Your Knees
- No More Breathing Harmful Litter Dust
- Great for Children's Sandbox and Outdoor Use
*Although you can't "catch" toxoplasmosis from an infected child or adult, you can become infected if you come in contact with:
Cat feces that contain the parasite. You may accidentally ingest the parasites if you touch your mouth after gardening, cleaning a litter box or touching anything that's come in contact with infected cat feces. Cats who hunt or who are fed raw meat are most likely to harbor T. gondii. But even if you're at high risk of the disease, you don't have to give up your cat. A few simple precautions can protect you from infection.
Parasites - Toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma infection)
What is toxoplasmosis? A single-celled parasite called Toxoplasma gondii causes a disease known as toxoplasmosis. While the parasite is found throughout the world, more than 60 million people in the United States may be infected with the Toxoplasma parasite. Of those who are infected, very few have symptoms because a healthy person's immune system usually keeps the parasite from causing illness. However, pregnant women and individuals who have compromised immune systems should be cautious; for them, a Toxoplasma infection could cause serious health problems. Read More...
Toxoplasma-gondii Parasite is Dangerously Widespread
Cats in the United States release about 2.6 billion pounds (1.2 million metric tons) of feces into the environment every year. Cat dung carries the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, a single-celled organism that creates infectious agents called oocysts. These oocysts can infect pregnant women, causing congenital problems in the baby such as deafness, seizures, eye damage and mental retardation. The parasite also infects people with compromised immune systems, such as those with HIV/AIDS. Read More...