Crazy Cat-Lady Syndrome

Roger Walter

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  1. is a cultural stereotype of a woman, often a spinster, who compulsively hoards and dotes

  2. often only recommended for people with serious health problems

  3. is a term coined by news organizations to describe scientific findings that link

  4. the parasite can survive in the environment for over a year

  5. hence the link between cats and cat owners

  6. are advised to avoid cleaning litter boxes and avoid gardening and contact with children's sandpits

  7. as flu-like and include swollen lymph nodes, headaches, fever, fatigue, and muscle aches

"Crazy cat-lady syndrome" the parasite Toxoplasma gondii to several mental disorders and behavioral problems. The term "cat lady" upon cats.

Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease caused by Toxoplasma gondii. It is often found in infected cat feces - - however, most cats that always remain indoors do not have the parasite. There are other ways of contracting the disease, however, such as eating poorly cooked food that contains cysts and from a mother to a child during pregnancy. Pregnant women . It is important to note that .

Symptoms of toxoplasmosis vary depending on what stage the infected person is in. Symptoms may manifest and pains for a month or more. Treatment is , such as HIV, because the disease is most serious when one's immune system is weak.


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  1. Do you know anyone who is a hoarder? What do they collect?

  2. Do you know anyone who is obsessed with a type of animal? What animal is it?

  3. What are some stereotypes that people have in your country?

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