New Research Reveals There Might Be a Link Between Owning a Cat and Mental Illness (16 Pics)

Posted on Jul 04, 2016

9. For Example, Mice Infected with T. Gondii Are Actually Drawn to the Scent of Cat Urine Instead of Running Away from It

For Example, Mice Infected with T. Gondii Are Actually Drawn to the Scent of Cat Urine Instead of Running Away from It

10. Since a Cat's Body Is the Only Place Where the Toxoplasma Can Reproduce and Start a New Cycle, the Ability to Change the Behavior of Its Host Is Very Beneficial to the Parasite

Since a Cat's Body Is the Only Place Where the Toxoplasma Can Reproduce and Start a New Cycle, the Ability to Change the Behavior of Its Host Is Very Beneficial to the Parasite

11. Now Comes the Scary Part: Scientists Have Discovered That Even Humans Can Be Infected with T. Gondii

Now Comes the Scary Part: Scientists Have Discovered That Even Humans Can Be Infected with T. Gondii

12. Even Though Cats Are the Only Hosts in Which T. Gondii Can Reproduce, in Humans It Can Cause Mild Toxoplasmosis and Even Symptoms of Mental Illness

Even Though Cats Are the Only Hosts in Which T. Gondii Can Reproduce, in Humans It Can Cause Mild Toxoplasmosis and Even Symptoms of Mental Illness
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