'General Hospital' Spoilers: Sam Update - Toxoplasmosis Diagnosed By Finn

General Hospital spoilers offer an update from GH set insiders on Sam Morgan's (Kelly Monaco) medical diagnosis. A brain tumor was the first theory that came out and then further set leaks said Sam has an infection brought on by the dirty conditions in which she gave birth to little Scout. Now a new update has leaked from the set that says it's not meningitis, but toxoplasmosis.

In the case of Sam's health decline, they may have begun writing with a tumor in mind and then fan reaction caused them to shift gears away from something too similar to Franco Baldwin's (Roger Howarth) medical history. Now it seems they've landed on toxoplasmosis. If you've ever been pregnant, you no doubt read a pamphlet on this illness at your local OB/GYN office.

Sam gave birth to Scout in icky circumstances down in a dirty culvert. Most warnings to pregnant women about toxoplasmosis involve not touching cat litter or poo. However, this parasite can live in other animals including farm animals, and since she was down near the river in a wet area giving birth, there is no telling what sort of grime washed up around her exposing her to health risks.

Other good news about this illness is that Sam can't pass the infection on to Jason Morgan (Billy Miller). It doesn't pass from person to person and Sam should not have been able to infect Scout. However, the GH writers are sloppy so they might write it that way anyway. Or they could write it so that Scout was infected at birth since she was at the same place Sam was infected. Scout gets sick next week.

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GH spoilers reveal that Sam is slowly losing her mind and imaginary Sonny is tormenting her. With acute toxoplasmosis, if Sam doesn't get treatment, she could die. Toxoplasmosis requires an antibiotic and another drug, but it is curable. However, the clock is running down on Sam's crazy behavior. Griffin will call in Dr. Hamilton Finn (Michael Easton) to consult on the case, and he'll figure it out.

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However, before Sam is diagnosed, General Hospital spoilers reveal she will go off the rails, and she shoots Sonny. The upside to Sonny being shot (yet again) is that he gets a visit from ghostly Stone Cates (Michael Sutton) while he's out of it. It's just a cameo, but a nice callback from the past. Check out more spoilers on what happens after Sonny is shot and sees Stone.

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Be sure to watch GH every weekday, and if you miss an episode, you can catch up on older episodes on ABC's website. Come back soon for more General Hospital spoilers for the week of July 17 and be sure not to miss these GH spoilers for Tuesday, July 18.

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