Toxoplasma gondii - protozoan, Biology

Toxoplasma gondii

Another well known Sporozoan is Toxoplasma gondii which has an unusually wide host- range for n protozoan parasite. It can probably infect all warm-blooded animals. It is equally wide spread geographically.

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Figure: Toxoplasma gondii

It may cause acute illness or the infection may be latent and completely inapparant. The parasite can invade any nucleated cell in the body where It divides asexually and forms cysts. Maternal infection can be transmitted to the foctus where it can cause congenital defects. Transmission is by eating raw neat or via domestic animals and pets especially as the cysts reside in the fur of cats.

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