do you think Howard knows about toxoplasmosis?

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  1. greyt

    greyt Well-Known Member

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    this seems like the kind of thing that would drive him crazy and maybe he'd stop it with all the cats

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxoplasmosis




    The parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which sexually reproduces only in cats, is known to cause behavioral modifications in rodents that induce them to seek out cats.[SUP][6][/SUP] This parasitic effect is thought to be an evolutionary adaptation. Previously thought to be mostly benign in humans, with up to a third of the world's population infected, recent studies implicate the parasite in numerous psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and autism.[SUP][7][/SUP][SUP][8][/SUP][SUP][9][/SUP][SUP][1][/SUP] [SUP][2][/SUP] The term Crazy Cat Lady Syndrome draws on both long seeded cultural stereotype and popular cultural reference.
     
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    if 1/3 of the world is infected and it causes any of those problems, there would statistically be many more cases. You can't use a recent rise in any of those categories as the disease has been around as long as cats have. Think about it, if 1/3 already have TP I would expect a large coincidence of people with those listed issues to also have TP. Even more so when you take into account how many that suffer from those issues are on the streets living with animals without the best hygiene.
     
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    I'm not worried about it myself but it seems like something that would get into Howard's head and make him crazy with all the cats around him. Unless his paranoia and OCD are shtick.
     
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    Someone should tweet Howard to remind him that those soft little cat paws on his face were just burying urine and feces in dirty litter.
     
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    Beth would just tell him that all the kitties were tested for TP already ... OR Howard is fucked as he's been telling Beth she can't be prego with her cats around because of TP.
     
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    we both know neither of them are going near a litter box so it probably doesn't matter anyway
     
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    I have worked with kids that contracted TP in utero. The result is not favorable.
     
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    I'd wager he keeps the cats segregated in one wing of his mansion that he never visits. He probably insists on Beff washing her face & hooves after playing with them though.
     
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    Oh agreed, it has horriboe effects. I was just pointing out that if Howard were using the baby or the cats approach that he'd be fucked if he had to worry on his brain as well.
     
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    But what about her tongue?