Cats are the most domesticated pets, but a recent scientific report warned of serious and unexpected damage that cats can bring to human health.
Scientists from the University of Copenhagen found that parasitic bacteria in cats could increase the chances of developing schizophrenia in humans by 50 percent.
The scientists came to this conclusion after analyzing the data of about 80 thousand people, to find that 2591 of them developed psychological diseases.
These parasitic bacteria are called “gondic curved” or “toxoplasma gondi”, a parasitic organism that hosts the primary cat, and is transmitted and spread by its feces.
This parasite has been linked to the risk of disease, causing psychological illnesses such as depression.
According to the report, this object is “probably” found in billions of people around the world, found in a quarter of the study sample conducted by researcher Sulfsten Bergdorf and his scientific team.
The study noted that the parasite may be a contributing factor in the progression of the disease to “schizophrenia”.
But the study did not take into account other factors such as social and financial problems, which may also play a role in the possibility of transmission of the disease.
Scientists are seeking to develop a vaccine against the archery gland, in an attempt to contain the disease of constipation, knowing that for healthy human beings, this organism does not lead to serious problems.
However, this organism can cause serious problems in the fetus, those with weak immune system, or even those receiving chemotherapy.