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Quiz about Toxoplasmosis
Quiz about Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis Trivia Quiz


Test your knowledge of toxoplasmosis.

A multiple-choice quiz by Morrigan716. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Morrigan716
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
91,686
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
5
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
4 / 5
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Question 1 of 5
1. Toxoplasmosis is often asymptomatic?


Question 2 of 5
2. What is the pathogen that causes toxoplasmosis? Hint


Question 3 of 5
3. What is the incubation period for toxoplasmosis? Hint


Question 4 of 5
4. Toxoplasmosis cannot be transmitted by eating raw or undercooked meat?


Question 5 of 5
5. Pregnant women should avoid cat litter boxes?



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Toxoplasmosis is often asymptomatic?

Answer: True

In most healthy people, symptoms often resemble mononucleosis or there are no symptoms at all. In people with weak immune symptoms, serious disease involving the central nervous system, lungs, muscles, and heart. Even death may occur.
2. What is the pathogen that causes toxoplasmosis?

Answer: Toxoplasma gondii

This sporozoan is carried by cats and other felines that usually acquire infection by eating infected rodents or birds.
3. What is the incubation period for toxoplasmosis?

Answer: 5 to 20 days

It is usually between 5 and 20 days, depending on mode of transmission.
4. Toxoplasmosis cannot be transmitted by eating raw or undercooked meat?

Answer: False

It can be transmitted by eating infected raw or undercooked meat (usually pork or mutton). Also by food or water contaminated by cat feces.
5. Pregnant women should avoid cat litter boxes?

Answer: True

Since toxoplasmosis is transmitted by cat feces, pregnant women should avoid litter boxes. Infection during pregnancy can lead to fetal infection, causing death of the fetus or serious birth defects.
Source: Author Morrigan716

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