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The Basics Of Toxoplasmosis

What is toxoplasmosis? It is a disease caused by the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, a single–celled organism that can infect most birds and animals. Since it reproduces only in cats, domestic and wild felines are the parasitic organism’s ultimate host. 373 palabras más


Who let the cats out?

 Photo: Byron Chin, Flickr

An open letter to cat owners

I love animals. Just about all animals, especially dogs. I like cats too. But I don’t like irresponsible cat owners, and I don’t like their cats in my backyard, especially when they embark on a terror campaign against my dog and my garden and impede my enjoyment of my own space. 1.002 palabras más


What the hell are opportunistic infections?

When HIV enters some one’s body and set up shop there, the viral population grows bigger with time. The virus uses the CD4 cells (the white cells that defends the body against certain infections) as food. 279 palabras más


Pregnancy rule n°1: Don't Trust The Internet

Being bilingual gives you a serious advantage when it comes to research, which I decided to put to use to see what I could and couldn’t eat/do/ 395 palabras más


Pure intentions

So, this is, apparently, the post many of you have been waiting for… how to deal with dog poo. Owning a dog is not the most sustainable choice, although it’s more sustainable than having children! 1.264 palabras más

Gardening And Growing

CD4 count - Infection - Treatment

  • <200 – Pneumocystis Pneumonia – Cotrimoxazole
  • <100 – Toxoplasmosis – Pyrimethamine + Sulfadiazine (+ folic acid supplements)
  • <50   – Mycobacterium Avium-Intercellulare – Azithromycin