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Hoh..byk article yang aku baca mengatakan ibu mengandung tidak perlu menjauhkan diri dari kucing. Cats and pregnant women can co-exist safely and have been doing so for thousands of years!!
Ni salah satu article yang aku dapat dari about.com :
"Because toxoplasmosis can cause birth defects in children, pregnant women sometimes assume that they must get rid of their cat. This is entirely unnecessary, as a few simple measures will thoroughly safeguard against catching the disease, especially from your cat. Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by a parasite that can infect your cat if she eats prey already harboring the parasite or comes into contact with contaminated soil. Toxoplasmosis is rare among indoor-only cats.
Note that cats who contract toxoplasmosis do not always show symptoms. To prevent getting infected with the disease, whenever you scoop or clean the litter box, wear disposable gloves and wash your hands immediately afterward. Even better, get a friend or adult member of the family to take over litter box maintenance while Mom is pregnant."
Toxoplasmosis juga ada kat tanah dan daging mentah. So dinasihatkan pada ibu2 mengandung supaya sentiasa basuh tangan sentiasa yer. Hehehe..
Yang penting, jaga kebersihan dan kesihatan anda dan kucing anda.