Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. In various parts of the world, between 10% and 50% of people carry the Toxoplasma parasite, but very few have symptoms because the immune system usually keeps the parasite from causing illness. However, pregnant women should be careful because an infection can cause harm to their baby.

Toxoplasmosis in Ireland:

Toxoplasmosis 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Number of notifications 20 25 24 20 32
Crude incidence rate / 100,000 population 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.7

Data extracted from CIDR: 02/01/2019

Last updated: 02/01/2019