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Old 07-09-2013, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I've always heard that pregnant women should not handle cleaning out kitty litter but didn't stop to think that the danger is not in the poop but the oocycts cats get from eating mice and birds. if your cat is only fed properly inside that should not be a problem.

Cat poop parasites may pose public health hazard, study suggests - NBC News.com
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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Right. Yet Craigslist always has pregnant women looking to get rid of their cats in fear of this disease. There's a lot of misinformation out there about Toxo. When I was pregnant and my husband wasn't able to scoop the litterbox for some reason, I did it and washed my hands and part way up my forearms using a lot of soap and hot water. I still was my hands after scooping the boxes even though these are indoor only cats.
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