09 Sep '12, 6pm

Don’t Worry, Our Cats Won’t Turn Us Into Psychopaths

Don’t Worry, Our Cats Won’t Turn Us Into Psychopaths

An article by the Independent this week shines a light on the already known, but still tentative, link between the cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii and a potential for psychological disturbances in those humans it infects. Furthermore, the article draws readers’ attention to the fact that a report will be issued this week that shows British infection rates may be much higher than previously understood. Due to recent research that has suggested a link between Toxoplasma infection and increases in psychological health problems in human hosts, and also an established risk to pregnant women, there is a renewed push to understand and highlight the dangers this parasite may pose. Unfortunately, with that comes a fresh chance at alarmist headlines . Here we take a look at Toxoplasma and attempt to give you the facts without the freak-out. What is Toxoplasma and How Does it Infect H...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/dont-worry-our-cats-wont-turn...

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care2.com 09 Sep '12, 5pm

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