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One in three of you is your cat’s puppet – Toxoplasma gondii and me

by | 18th, March 2012

KATHLEEN McAuliffe says your cat is making you insane. Jaroslav Flegr is the guinea pig (unwilling) infected in by brian by Toxoplasma gondii, a single-celled parasite that lives in your cats poo. The Toxo-G causes toxoplasmosis. If pregnant women become infected, the bug can cause the foetus to be brain damaged or aborted.

Cats and human are at a crossroads. For a long time, humans petted the cats and the cats caught the mice. Humans fed the cats and the cats agreed not to piss on the carpet. Cats get petted and de-loused and humans get de-stressed. But it’s all about to change. Your cat is working you like a puppet. Oh, and, as ever, global warming is making things worse for humanity.

In 2002, research suggested that between 30 to 60% of people across the world re infected with Toxoplasmosis gondii.

Flegr and a team at the Department of Parasitology at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic tested 146 men and women visiting an outpatient clinic after an accident. Those with latent toxoplasmosis were found to have a “significantly increased risk” of road accidents.

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