HiPP's A-Z of pregnancy & child health
The A-Z contains information on many aspects of pregnancy
and child health. It is arranged alphabetically so you can find what you are looking for with ease. If you are at all concerned about your health or your child’s health, please consult your health professional.
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This infection (usually symptomless in healthy women) is caused by a parasite found in the faeces of infected cats and in undercooked or uncooked meat (e.g. salami which is cured, not cooked). It can cause problems for unborn babies of women who are infected. As a preventive measure, pregnant women are advised to avoid contact or wear gloves (and wash hands thoroughly afterwards) when handling cat litter trays or gardening. They should also wash their hands thoroughly before and after handling food. All fruit and vegetables (including bags of ready washed salads) should be washed before use and all meats thoroughly cooked.
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