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Can Cat Poop Make You Crazy?

Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite that invades the brains of mice and organs of cats.
Publish Date: Topic: Body + BrainBody & BrainNova
By Michael Rivera

Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite that invades the brains of mice and organs of cats, resulting in a disease called toxoplasmosis. This parasite can also infect humans by way of cat feces. Although Toxoplasma research is still in its early stages, scientists estimate that one-third of the human population has been infected.

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