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  1. You fail to mention how all those meats on your dinner table contain Toxoplasma gondii. From herbivores ingesting Toxoplasma gondii oocysts that are directly shat-out by cats. They can contract this parasite in no other way. And vegetables cannot transmit the motile forms of this parasite, they too can only transfer oocysts directly shat-out by cats. Time to stop the biased misinformation campaign.

    Another interesting experiment. They wanted to find out if dogs could possibly transmit cat-shat Toxoplasma gondii oocysts. A dog infected with T. gondii from a source-cat cannot. The oocyst stage of this parasite’s life-cycle by which cats spread their parasite into all other animals is 100%-dependent on cat-physiology as its primary reproductive host. But if dogs ingest oocyst-laden cat-feces then dogs can pass the oocysts produced by cats & their common brain-hijacking parasite. http : / www . ncbi . nlm . nih . gov / pubmed / 9477489?dopt=Abstract&holding=f1000,f1000m,isrctn

    It is interesting to note that these Toxoplasma gondii oocysts shed by cats can even survive the hydrochloric stomach acids for the duration that they remain in a mammal’s digestive tract. And then they doubt my words when I tell them of the studies where they found that this parasite’s oocysts (seeds) can even survive washing your hands in bleach. You could wash your hands and garden vegetables in hydrochloric acid and digestive enzymes for the same duration that food remains in an animal’s digestive tract and even that won’t destroy it. Your hands would be dissolved into a digestible pulp long before you could kill the Toxoplasma gondii oocysts.

    Yeah, “basic hygiene” is going to keep your kids safe from going blind sometime during their life, becoming autistic, schizophrenic, get ADHD, suffer from epilepsy, get brain-cancers, debilitating depressions, suffer from memory-loss, commit unexplained suicides, suffer from other neurological illnesses, or die if they ever require any immunosuppressive therapies or contract any immunity-compromising diseases during their lifetime if they had ever played in a sandbox that a neighbor’s cat has defecated in.

  2. Sensible hygiene precautions and a lack of hysteria, will prevent most zoonotic diseases 😉

    I was badly bitten by one of my previous cats on two separate vet visits. Each time my hand became infected, but I did not seek medical treatment and within 7-10 days my hand was fully recovered with no lasting ill effects.

    The most dangerous illness (pneumonia)I’ve ever caught, was from the air-conditioning unit when I lived in Cyprus.

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