The UK NSC recommendation on Toxoplasmosis screening in pregnancy
Find general information about population health screening.
Why is screening not recommended by UK NSC?
Universal screening for Toxoplasmosis in pregnancy is not recommended because:
More about Toxoplasmosis
Toxoplasmosis is an infection which is caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii which affects all warm blooded animals including humans. Infection is caught by eating anything infected or contaminated with the parasite such as raw or under cooked meat, food contaminated with infected cat faeces or the soil where cats mess, and unpasteurised goat's milk.
Infection during pregnancy can cause damage to the unborn baby.
The stakeholder groups will be involved when the recommendation is next reviewed. If you think your organisation should be added, please contact us. More information for stakeholders can be found in appendix C of the UK NSC evidence review process.
Related documentsToxoplasmosis policy review summary (PDF document, 154KB, 15/12/11)
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