Thursday, June 11

Parasites from cats to humans linked to mental illness

June 11, 2015 - Everyone loves cuddling with kittens. But there can be a little-known danger lurking behind that furry little face and that innocent-sounding meow: a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii).

T. gondii is the most common parasite in developed nations, according to Schizophrenia Bulletin. The cat-carried parasite can infect any warm-blooded species, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more than 60 million people in the U.S. may have it.

Read more: http://www.disclose.tv/news/no_joke_cat_parasite_linked_to_mental_illness_schizophrenia_in_humans/119093#ixzz3cpGK8OQx

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