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Chain of cat feces can harm humans, sea otters
CNN ^ | February 19, 2012

Posted on 02/20/2012 8:49:44 PM PST by moviefan8

ause disease in sea otters and humans alike.

A young cat can shed up to 100 million oocysts - little egg-like structures - in its feces. All it takes is one oocyst to cause an infection of Toxoplasma gondii.

Largely, the parasite is asymptomatic in humans, but it can sometimes cause problems for infants born to infected mothers - including hearing loss, mental disability and blindness. People with compromised immune systems, especially those who have HIV/AIDS, may also develop serious complications.

(Excerpt) Read more at thechart.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cat; catlitter; feces; health
I saw a news story on this on a local channel where I live and wanted to post an article about it.
1 posted on 02/20/2012 8:49:56 PM PST by moviefan8
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To: moviefan8

"I sorry Mr. Otter."

2 posted on 02/20/2012 8:56:21 PM PST by ClearCase_guy ("And the public gets what the public wants" -- The Jam)
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To: moviefan8

How about we feed liberals with cat feces to protect those poor, cute sea otters?


3 posted on 02/20/2012 9:01:14 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: moviefan8

“Chain of cat feces” = terrible name for a punk band.


4 posted on 02/20/2012 9:06:14 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (The only economic certainty: When it all blows up, Krugman will say we didn't spend enough.)
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To: max americana

Make you think twice before having a cup of Kopi Luwak.


5 posted on 02/20/2012 9:06:39 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: moviefan8

“Chain of cat feces” can’t be good for anyone.


6 posted on 02/20/2012 9:08:30 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Didn’t Aretha Franklin sing that song ?


7 posted on 02/20/2012 9:10:34 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: moviefan8

Sorry, cat lovers; this is why cats are vile, vile, vile.


8 posted on 02/20/2012 9:10:49 PM PST by lurk
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

How about “Fecal Cat Chum”


9 posted on 02/20/2012 9:14:20 PM PST by omega4179 (Internet ID:FU░&#BO)
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To: lurk

My cats are very offended by your statement!
That’s it....I am calling.....ATTAAAAACKK WWWAAAATCH!


10 posted on 02/20/2012 9:15:51 PM PST by astratt7 (obama,muslim,politics)
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To: lurk

Dohmer? Is that you?


11 posted on 02/20/2012 9:15:55 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: max americana

Not a bad idea Max.

Speaking of cats, of my dads cats is just as spoiled as the dog. The cat hunts. The other one is still shy around people. Someday she may come around.


12 posted on 02/20/2012 9:16:54 PM PST by moviefan8
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To: moviefan8
if you continue from cats to looking at every disease carried by birds and wild animals...distributed in their waste and carcases you wind up a Howard Hughes type basket case before you go very far.

Life is challenging.

13 posted on 02/20/2012 9:17:20 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: moviefan8

14 posted on 02/20/2012 9:26:49 PM PST by NordP (Common Sense ConservaTEAves - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: moviefan8
More about the possible serious effects on humans:

How Your Cat is Making you Crazy.

15 posted on 02/20/2012 9:45:16 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Isn’t that the cutest? I want a Scottish Fold so bad but don’t have a decent setup to have a cat.


16 posted on 02/20/2012 10:00:41 PM PST by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: moviefan8; Slings and Arrows; Yaelle; LucyT; TigersEye; All
The info contained in this article is mostly standard parasitology textbook material on the Toxoplasma parasite. It is rather rare that Taxoplasmosis causes serious disease in humans, and in those instances it's usually in patients with compromised immune systems or in infants who get infected from their mother via transmission through the placenta.

It should be emphasized that the cute house cats shown in the photo accompanying the posted article are very unlikely to be infected with the parasite; only about one percent of cats are infected. So cat owners in general shouldn't become overly up tight about this.

17 posted on 02/20/2012 10:01:54 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Cute kittehs.


18 posted on 02/20/2012 10:27:56 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: lurk

“Sorry, cat lovers; this is why cats are vile, vile, vile.”

Not true! All you need is a better recipe.

;-)


19 posted on 02/20/2012 10:42:59 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: moviefan8

This is BS put out by NOAA and the communists at the Monterey Marine Sanctuary.

It is globalist garbage deigned to break the bonds of property rights into a million pieces so they won’t exist in this country anymore.

The basis of their claim is the watershed is more important than any man made boundary. If you allow your pet to ‘go’ outdoors then you are harming the watershed, and so your right to your own property is superseded by their need to control you.

By controlling you they can enforce new building and health codes on you, which can force you off your property by expense, or they can tax you, kind of like the impervious surface tax going around some counties to punish you if you have too much concrete or asphalt, in their view, in your landscape.

Its nothing but another globalist attack on YOU!


20 posted on 02/20/2012 10:59:24 PM PST by hedgetrimmer
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To: justiceseeker93

“It should be emphasized that the cute house cats shown in the photo accompanying the posted article are very unlikely to be infected with the parasite; only about one percent of cats are infected. So cat owners in general shouldn’t become overly up tight about this.”

Thank you for a voice of reason. I think journalist wake up in the morning and ask themselves, “how can we scare our readers today?” I was a NICU nurse. By my 4th pregnancy I was told not to eat cold cuts (listeria), no sushi (thank God I wasn’t Japanese), and I couldn’t touch my house cat. A beacon to brainwashing. If I lived in China I might actually heed that advice, but in over regulated U.S.A., not so much. I ate uncooked pork sausage off a pizza as a kid, and uncooked bacon once. So far haven’t developed trichinosis. Sadly, thanks to Obamao, we might have to start paying attention to these warnings as we descend into 4th world status.


21 posted on 02/20/2012 11:19:38 PM PST by pops88 (Geek chick over 50)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Didn’t Aretha Franklin sing that song ?

Chain chain chain...Chain of poo...
--Urethra Stanklin

22 posted on 02/21/2012 12:01:25 AM PST by Captainpaintball (We don't have much time left)
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To: moviefan8

including hearing loss, mental disability and blindness....Shiite. I thought it was just old age, but Mr. Fluffy is out to get me.


23 posted on 02/21/2012 12:34:16 AM PST by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: moviefan8

I'm not entirely sure we can trust the objectivity of the source...

24 posted on 02/21/2012 12:35:35 AM PST by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

It was “Chain of stools”.


25 posted on 02/21/2012 3:47:52 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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