BobC, with all due respect, NO!!!!! At least for me
My cats were my first babies.
Rose West is correct, the disease is rare in the USA. There is a simple screening that the mother takes to see if she has the immunity. The cat usually does not get tested from what I understand.
If one has an indoor-only cat (which is best for the cat's health) and the cat has had regular veterinary care, then the risk of Toxo is extremely rare. It is true that it is more likely for one to get the disease from the garden or raw meat than from the cat.
It is a shame that so many people think it's acceptable to get rid of pets so easily. Allergies, I can understand- medications for the human can only give so much relief, sometimes not enough. But a pregnancy, move, or litter box problems with the cat can be worked through with a little bit of thought.
Pets are 'people' too!