Toxoplasmosis in venisonContributors to this thread:
Hunters be aware of a parasite that can infect deer.Go to Meateaters website then go to butchering and processing then scroll down to read article.There are precautions we can take to prevent this as freezing meat for at least 10 days for consuming.Hope this info is helpful and good luck this season
The real threat is to pregnant women
Soccermomny make sure you read 4nolz post. We don't want you getting Toxoplasmosis!!
the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service (41) have concluded that T. gondii in raw meat is not resistant to freezing. To protect the general population, researchers have recommend freezing as the most readily applicable option for meat destined to be consumed raw or undercooked (29, 33). Two food safety organizations have provided guidance on adequate temperatures and times for inactivating T. gondii tissue cysts: ?20.6°C for 82 h or ?17.8°C for 106 h (41) and ?12°C for 2 days (17).
Most common mode of transmission is from cat's litterbox. Just don't marinate your meat in used cat litter.