Toxoplasmosis is a common eye disease in Australia

Posted on: Thu 23 Jun 2022

Toxoplasma is a parasite that causes the infectious disease known as toxoplasmosis in humans – toxoplasmosis is found in 30%-50 % of people around the world.

One of the main ways of transmission of toxoplasmosis is by eating raw and undercooked meat.

Toxoplasmosis can lead to toxoplasmic retinal scars, and these are found in 1 in 150 Australians, which is the finding of a recent study by Flinders University.  

Breakfast presenter Tom Mann speaks with Justine Smith, Professor of Eye and Vision Health at Flinders University, all about toxoplasmosis and the findings of the study.

Produced by David Bucio

Image source: Sven Brandsma


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