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Drs.-My daughter and husband are traveling to Utah for his

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Drs.-My daughter and husband are traveling to Utah for his grandmothers' funeral. She is in her first trimester of pregnancy. They have always slept on a matress on the floor of his father's home. He has a cat that goes out of the house. What precautions should she take while there? We are giving her money for a hotel although her husband would rather be near his family during the entire time. She is willing to stay in the hotel without her husband because of her pregnancy. Any suggestions?
Hello JA customer, I am happy to help you today.

Cats are sometimes carriers of a micro organism known as toxoplasma which can be a cause for miscarriage. However, the transmission occurs only when she is exposed to cat feces.

Outdoor cats tend to be exposed to T. gondii far more frequently than indoor cats; toxoplasmosis in indoor cats is rare.

So, I guess your daughter would not be exposed to cat litter as sh would only be guest.However, it would be better to wash her hands before every meal and also wash her hnds as frequently as possible.
Moreover, try to keep the cat litter covered as that she never has a chance to get infected.
The best option would however be to be in the hotel if you are too worried about her!

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