advice to pregnant women for primary prevention of toxoplasmosis infection

Last reviewed 01/2018

  • pregnant women should be informed of primary prevention measures to avoid toxoplasmosis infection, such as:
    • washing hands before handling food
    • thoroughly washing all fruit and vegetables, including ready-prepared salads, before eating
    • thoroughly cooking raw meats and ready-prepared chilled meals
    • wearing gloves and thoroughly washing hands after handling soil and gardening avoiding cat faeces in cat litter or in soil


  1. NICE (2008). Antenatal care