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Last edited at 1:25PM on 12/5/2012
Yes. Cat poo can transmit Toxoplasmosis, a very serious illness that can even be fatal. Pregnant women should also stay away from the litter box. Let your man take care of it. Then make him wash his hands.
"If a woman is pregnant and becomes newly infected with Toxoplasma during or just before pregnancy, she can pass the infection to her unborn baby (congenital transmission). The damage to the unborn child is often more severe the earlier the transmission occurs. Potential results can be a miscarriage a stillborn child a child born with signs of toxoplasmosis (e.g., abnormal enlargement or smallness of the head)
Infants infected before birth often show no symptoms at birth but develop them later in life with potential vision loss, mental disability, and seizures."