Helminthiases / / May 10, 2016
disease begins gradually.The child complains of fatigue, it is true, it is something sluggish, does not want to play.Schoolboy unbearably hard to sit in the classroom, he on nothing can not concentrate.Disturbed sleep, no appetite.Sick child is irritable.Its suffer from headaches, pain in muscles, joints, the heart.In the evening, a little fever: 37,2-37,5 degrees.
Unfortunately, not always immediately possible to make an accurate diagnosis.Maybe it's common cold?However, the "cold" lasts too long.Maybe rheumatism?But it is not swollen joints, OK - nothing suspicious.And antirheumatic treatment, started "for insurance" does not provide improvements.And only a special test for the presence of the organism Toxoplasma - tiny parasite, visible only under a microscope - give a definitive answer: it toxoplasmosis.
quite common that parents have never heard of this disease.Meanwhile, it is very common throughout the world.A study conducted in some cities showed that every fourth person is a carrier of th
How do you get infected?Toxoplasma parasite (in the form of cysts) in the bodies of poultry and animals (cats, pigs, cattle and small cattle, dogs).Humans can be infected if it eats raw, poorly-done meat (especially pork).Housewives often try raw ground beef: Ambassador ... Do not do it properly.Raw eggs from a sick bird - the same one of the sources of infection.But a special role cats play in the spread of the disease.They are considered major, major "masters" Toxoplasma.Up to eighty per cent of our Murok are carriers of infection.Cats infected with each other and all around.Unlike other animals, contact with which is not dangerous to humans, sick cat is released into the environment is very resistant forms of the parasite - oocysts (not to be confused with cysts, which are formed and tissues and are not allocated to the external environment).Maturation of oocysts occur within three to four: days, then a box with sand for the cat becomes contagious.Only with regular and thorough cleaning you can avoid infection.
Well, now look at our yards with sandboxes.Great fun for the kids - to tinker in the sand.Yes sand change does not happen very often ... and not always close to mom or grandma will make immediately after the game in the fishing line to wash your hands.A walk in the courtyard of cats ... They also love the sand.The greatest danger is wandering, abandoned animals, which in our cities, unfortunately, a lot.Basically it they contaminate sandboxes, playgrounds and courtyards of our land.Parasites are stored here, alas, from four months to a year.So the children playing in the sand, and adults, to cultivate the land, are at risk to be ill with toxoplasmosis.
Treatment of toxoplasmosis
How to cure a disease?For a long time considered the only means of antiparasitic drugs.However, cysts remained in the body even during longer, repeated courses of medication and too often gave exacerbation.In recent years, it proved to be an effective method for the complex: restorative treatment in combination with vaccine therapy.If treatment is started promptly, the disease soon goes into a latent form, and the man is practically healthy.
But the easiest way - to prevent disease.And it is quite possible, if both adults and children in the home learn to strictly abide by simple rules of personal hygiene.