Treatments for Toxoplasmosis in Children

How is toxoplasmosis treated?

If detected early, antiparasitic treatments can eliminate toxoplasmosis before the parasite harms the fetus.

What is the likelihood that my baby will have toxoplasmosis?

Fortunately, the risk of maternal transmission of the parasite to the fetus during the first trimester of pregnancy (when the baby is most vulnerable) is relatively low — at 15-20 percent.

However, by the third trimester, a pregnant woman with toxoplasmosis has a 60 percent chance of infecting her child. So, it's very important to get checked out if you think you may have been exposed to the parasite.