Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Illinois: Muskrats, minks harbor toxoplasmosis, a cat disease

January 28, 2015

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A new study of muskrats and minks in central Illinois indicates that toxoplasmosis, a disease spread by cats, is moving rapidly through the landscape and contaminating local waterways. In humans, toxoplasmosis infection has been correlatively linked to miscarriage, autism, depression, schizophrenia, increased suicide risk and decreased learning in children, authors note.

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