First of all, you have probably already been exposed to Toxo and may have antibodies against it. Your doctor can do a blood test to determine that. If you already have antibodies, you are protected and your risk is zero. The kitten can also be tested. If the kitten got the disease from its mother, it would have shown signs by age 4 weeks, and in all likelihood would have died.
Your risk is also zero as long as hubby is on litterbox duty. Infected cats only shed the organism for 2 weeks, and the organism does not even become infective until it has been exposed to oxygen for 24-48 hours. Pooper-scooping once a day eliminates that risk.
You are at much higher risk of Toxo from gardening, handling raw meat, or eating rare meat than you are from the kitten! Good sanitary practices are, of course, of utmost importance during pregnancy!
Hope this helps! Go ahead and bring the kitten home; if you take ordinary precautions, you will be safe.
Jean Hofve, DVM
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