Beware of our feline friends

By Margo White In Health

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24th January, 2013
There’s more evidence that cats can be dangerous. Or at least the parasite that commonly infects felines, Toxoplasma gondii, can be. When passed on to humans, T gondii can cause toxoplasmosis, which in turn can affect memory and concentration and result in fatigue, muscle soreness and headaches. This is according to research led by Mark Thomas, associate professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology at the University of Auckland. “The general view is that toxoplasmosis is trivial. People get over it and only in a small proportion is it anything to ...

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