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A lot of pregnant women with cats are told to avoid their animals and their litter boxes. That’s to protect them against toxoplasmosis – a cat‑borne infection that can cause birth defects, or miscarriages. But experts say you can relax…And go ahead and pet your cat.
A study at the Yale School of Medicine suggests there’s no need to worry about INDOOR cats…Because cats can only catch the disease from another infected cat, or from killing and eating infected wild animals. So, if they’re not going outside, you have nothing to worry about.