Understanding Toxocariasis & Toxoplasmosis

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A woman is looking to get pregnant and is thinking about getting rid of her cat because she read somewhere the cat can cause birth defects due to a parasite called toxoplasmosis. What should you tell her?

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1. The infectious disease caused by the roundworm is called:

2. Toxocariasis is most commonly caused by:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of two infectious diseases that can be passed along to you from your lovable pet. The quiz questions will ask you about the most common cause of toxocariasis and provide a scenario for analysis regarding toxoplasmosis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • The name of the infectious disease caused by roundworm
  • Precautions for pregnant women in a household with cats
  • A consequence of toxoplasmosis
  • Characteristics of toxoplasmosis and toxocariasis

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test their knowledge by using the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to analyze a scenario involving toxoplasmosis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the disease caused by roundworm
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about precautions a pregnant woman should take if in a household with cats

Additional Learning

To learn more about two types of zoonotic diseases, review the accompanying lesson, Understanding Toxocariasis & Toxoplasmosis. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define parasites
  • Differentiate between the scientific meaning of roundworm and that used in veterinary medicine
  • Learn about how toxoplasmosis and toxocariasis are contracted
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