LNH20: The Cat Lady #3

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Wed May 2 15:25:46 PDT 2012

On 05/02/2012 08:34 AM, Adrian J. McClure wrote:
> These are absolutely adorable. It does seem that people here have been
> writing a lot lately about cats. I recently read a long article about
> Toxoplasma Gondii, a parasitic organism that reproduces in cats and
> can infect humans through cat poop, which is why pregnant women are
> supposed to stay away from it. Supposedly it doesn't affect adult
> humans, but there's been some weirdly detailed research (http://
> www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/03/how-your-cat-is-making-you-crazy/8873/)
> suggesting it causes minor personality changes and in some cases even
> schizophrenia. It's also been suggested as a real-world explanation
> for cat hoarding.

Ahh, now *that's* my kind of cute pet story.  Do the parasites make you 
post cute pictures of your cats or write Facebook messages to them?

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