Sure, this can be a little scary to consider and, no double, there are folks raising arms to rant that cats are always getting a bad rap, but, truth be told, this is nature at work here, not a conspiracy against felines. In fact, it may serve as a reminder to many the importance of doing simple things that often get over looked, such as washing produce thoroughly or our hands after cleaning the litter pan.
According to the Mayo Clinic:
Toxoplasmosis (tok-so-plaz-MOE-sis) is a disease that results from infection with the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, one of the world’s most common parasites.
Toxoplasmosis may cause flu-like symptoms in some people, but most people affected never develop signs and symptoms. For infants born to infected mothers and for people with weakened immune systems, toxoplasmosis can cause extremely serious complications.