by Michele Brown
Toxoplasma is a one-celled parasite whose primary host is the cat family. Infected cats usually have no symptoms, but may shed as many as 10 million egg-cysts in their feces each day for the three weeks that their acute infection lasts. So what does this have to do with pregnancy?
Over the years, cats have been notoriously (and unfairly) pegged as unfriendly toward children. While there are certainly breeds that are less comfortable with active children, there are a large number of breeds that are very kid-friendly.