Posted by: Brittany Houlihan
on Sep 24, 2012
OMG! Just as I had predicted, cats are trying to take over the world. As BUST Intern Lilly wrote a couple of weeks ago, a creepy cat parasite has been affecting many. Now, a woman contracted the bubonic plague after trying to save a choking stray cat, but thanks to early treatment and detection, she avoided death by a whisker.
Paul Gaylord, a friend of the woman (who wished to remain unidentified), was not so lucky — the cat ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Lilly
on Sep 07, 2012
Does this look like the face of a killer? Well, OB/GYNs have been warning pregnant ladies for years about the risks of the cat-borne parasite toxoplasma gondii, which causes toxoplasmosis. The parasite can cause serious birth defects and miscarriages, and can kill newborns. But now it turns out adults are at greater risk of infection than previously believed.
According to the CDC, toxoplasmosis has infected 22.5 percent of the human ... Read More