Posted March 03, 2018 05:03:16While most states are reporting more than 300,000 new cases of toxoplasmal infections, a new analysis by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that at least seven states have more than 10,000 reported cases of the infection.
While there have been more than 7,000 confirmed toxoplasms cases in the U: the states that report the most are Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Montana, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota and Tennessee, the CDC says.
The states that have reported the most infections are all in the South and Midwest, the report says.
In the Northeast, New Hampshire and Rhode Island are leading the pack.
The state with the most confirmed cases of any state is Connecticut, with 3,200.
Other states with the highest number of toxo cases are Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Virginia.
Toxoplasma is a type of parasite found in the blood, causing inflammation and eventually causing the development of an infection, often called toxoplasia.
The virus is most often transmitted through the blood of infected people, often in close contact.
The disease can lead to a range of serious illnesses and deaths.