Toxoplasmosis is the result of an infection from a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii.
A regular housecat is the main host to the parasite that causes Toxoplasmosis. Other animals such as goats and dogs can be affected, as well as humans.
T. gondii begins its life in the intestines of a cat. From there it enters other prospective hosts. There it causes rapid division within a cell until it bursts - resulting in the spread to more tissue.
By sitting on her pillow, I am exposing her to cat feces which carry the parasite
T. gondii is a protozoan, common parasite that exists in many warm blooded animals. It exists in a few different stages.
Symptoms of this include body aches, headaches, and fatigue. However, most people will never even notice that they suffer from Toxoplasmosis.
In order to diagnose toxoplasmosis, a blood test is required. However, most people never even notice that something is wrong.
If treatment is needed, certain drugs like pyrimethamine can be used, but she'll be fine. Probably.
She could've simply prevented this disease by limiting her contact with cats. So whose fault is this REALLY?
The infection is acquired through contact with cat feces along with eating undercooked foods. The baby can also get it from the mother.