Is toxoplasmosis really a problem or is it just a meme?

Is toxoplasmosis really a problem or is it just a meme?

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cat people always smell like cat piss
    Im assuming they dont realize it because of the brain worm issue

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0148435
    https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291717000125
    The latter.

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not sure even exists.

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Holy shit, extraordinary quints. Cat genocide now.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >being surprised by dubs etc. on a slow board
        Go back, now.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Well it depends, are they going to bring /qa/ back? The sharty is dead to me.

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's not possible to have a discussion on medical topics on this site.

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I think I'm infected with a parasite that works the opposite of toxoplasmosis because the more time I spend with cats the less I tolerate their presence.

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Meme, cats are kino pets.

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    causes birth defects if you get it while pregnant but I'm pretty sure it's a meme besides that

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    It makes you a better artist

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    It can be a problem if infects a baby or a person with a severely compromised immune system.
    France is the country with the highest infections last I heard, and French men seem to be the last white men with any real sex drive left to them. All toxo really does to people is make them slightly more aggressive and men produce a little more testosterone.

    If more babies start to get infected by it, it will be a problem. Until then, it's not really that bad.

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    how do dogfags respond?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >reddit image
      >redditor narrating tiktok videos on youtube
      is this what passes for cat fan culture now that they've ran out of crappy poems to write?
      >how do dogfags respond?
      by not watching that garbage tbh im gonna go fry some eggs and share some with my dog

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous
        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          yes, pitbulls, very funny. everyone hates pitbullls just like everyone hates litterboxes in the kitchen but 94% of dogs aren't pitbulls and 6% of catfags put their litterboxes in a catio capisce?

          It can be a problem if infects a baby or a person with a severely compromised immune system.
          France is the country with the highest infections last I heard, and French men seem to be the last white men with any real sex drive left to them. All toxo really does to people is make them slightly more aggressive and men produce a little more testosterone.

          If more babies start to get infected by it, it will be a problem. Until then, it's not really that bad.

          >if more
          congenital toxoplasmosis is one of the leading causes of infant mortality and deformities already. just keep your cat indoors or leashed. animal poop is bad for everyone even if the animal kicks a little dirt over it.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      There’s videos of dogs eating cats on youtube. You just have to search them.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        yes, pitbulls, very funny. everyone hates pitbullls just like everyone hates litterboxes in the kitchen but 94% of dogs aren't pitbulls and 6% of catfags put their litterboxes in a catio capisce?

        [...]
        >if more
        congenital toxoplasmosis is one of the leading causes of infant mortality and deformities already. just keep your cat indoors or leashed. animal poop is bad for everyone even if the animal kicks a little dirt over it.

        >reddit image
        >redditor narrating tiktok videos on youtube
        is this what passes for cat fan culture now that they've ran out of crappy poems to write?
        >how do dogfags respond?
        by not watching that garbage tbh im gonna go fry some eggs and share some with my dog

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous
      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        There's also videos of women with large breasts massaging them. Look for "breast massage hand expression".

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Actually hot, thanks

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >picrel
      that's an elephant

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    It kills 750 babies in the US alone each year. That is over 20x as many as are killed by pitbulls each year. Thousands more are maimed by the disease because of brain and vision defects.

    It would be in the single digits if cats were not let outside or falsely believes to be pest control. Cat worshipers are worse for society than pit mommies.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      source?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not him but
        https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr4902a5.htm
        Acute infections in pregnant women can be transmitted to the fetus and cause severe illness (e.g., mental retardation, blindness, and epilepsy). An estimated 400-4,000 cases of congenital toxoplasmosis occur each year in the United States. Of the 750 deaths attributed to toxoplasmosis each year, 375 (50%) are believed to be caused by eating contaminated meat, making toxoplasmosis the third leading cause of foodborne deaths in this country.

        Keep your fucking cats inside

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis/gen_info/faqs.html
        Keep cats indoors. This is because cats become infected with Toxoplasma through hunting and eating rodents, birds, or other small animals that are infected with the parasite.

        The association between Toxoplasma infection and mortality: the NHANES epidemiologic follow-up study:
        A total of 14,181 cases were included in the analysis, of which 3831 (27.0%) were seropositive for T. gondii antibody. The median follow-up time of the whole cohort was 22.5 (interquartile range 16.3, 24.5) years. A total of 5082 deaths were observed in this cohort, a mortality rate of 35.8%. All-cause mortality was significantly higher in the seropositive group than in the seronegative group (50.0% vs 30.6%, P<0.001)
        Toxoplasma gondii infection is associated with higher mortality in general population.

        Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic zoonosis and an important cause of abortions, mental retardation, encephalitis, blindness, and death worldwide.

        The only effective prevention is never, once, letting your cat outside and removing all current outdoor cats. One cat turd can end or ruin a childs life. Now you should also have an idea of why dog owners are required to pick up their shit.

  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's only a problem if you're rh negative

  14. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    For 98% of people it's a benign infection that's a non-issue and they likely don't even know they have it nor have they been ever diagnosed with it. If you're an infant, pregnant, or have an extremely compromised immune system, it may cause some issues but those aren't likely to be serious either and they're easily treatable. Also, not all cats have toxo, if you live in Europe or NA then the majority of cats won't have it and if the cat in question does have it, you're unlikely to get infected unless you completely neglect your hygiene and rub cat litter in your eye after cleaning their litter box or what have you. You can also get infected by eating undercooked meat from free range pigs and goats and game meat in particular but if you live in a 1st world country then it's really just undercooked game meat that's risky and there are bigger risks involved with eating wild and undercooked game meat regardless of toxo.
    So naturally, on a website where vaccines = ze vaxx/the clot shot that killed millions, every cat has it, every cat owner has it, every cat owner adjecent person has it and they're all zombies controlled by a parasite, except you, the independent thinker, you're alright. Kill all cats.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Toxoplasmosis may present some low-severity issues such as decreased reaction time (in the order of milliseconds), negligibly higher susceptibility to mental illness, and some other stuff. Not a big deal but worth noting that there are at least measurable effects. https://nsuworks.nova.edu/cnso_bio_facpres/390/

  15. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    As a proud toxoplasmosis host, I am happy to let you all know that I don't suffer any I'll effects from our symbiosis. I provide the toxo with nourishment from my brain blood, and in return the toxo grants me certain social powers. It is a mutually-beneficial arrangement. I hope one day that all of humanity will come together to live with toxoplasmosis!

  16. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Most cat owners do NOT have toxo. It's the un-owned outdoor cats that contract and spread it.

    Yes, if your cat is an "outdoor cat", you do not own it. It is a feral animal. Same thing for dogs or parrots or anything.

  17. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's not a meme, it's a way of life.

  18. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    While I don't subscribe to the more crazy parasitepills, when was the last time you got any antiparasitic?

  19. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      What if you know your enemy but not yourself?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Then you will succumb in every victory

  20. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Reddit meme

  21. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    well, it's not a real issue unless you're a pregnant girl but I rather not be infected by it, the real issue are retarded cat owners (the overwhelming majority of them are) who think being infected by a parasite that makes you addicted to cat feces is good and something everyone should have, they're literally mentally ill, their infection makes them defend cats on Wauf

  22. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    it's a problem that someone who may have never come in contact with a cat may contract it because people decided their cats cannot stay indoors. It's not so much about the severity, but the arrogance of cat owners who created the issue.

  23. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    At the end of the day, if the spooky scary brain worm that makes rats autistic, and causes loud headlines I newspapers as well as other disisases, was actually harmful, maybe we would have some solid evidence on that CONCIDERING IT INFECTS 60% OF HUMANS IN SOME AREAS. So since people are not dropping dead, or turning into zombies in thosands on a daily basis, I'd say there's a good chance it's harmless. Also there's like a good dozen of other super common parasites that we know are harmful, and nobody gives a shit. Invasive amoebas kill like 100k people a year, and only god knows how many develop lethal symptoms from various helminths.

    >t. Catfag

  24. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    The string "toxo" needs to be an autoban from Wauf, and wojack image propagation needs to be an autoban from life.

  25. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Reminder that the majority of people who conteact toxoplasmosis did so from earing under cooked meat.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      [citation needed]
      also cat person detected

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >The majority
      Fact check: 50%. The other 50% contracted it from eating incompletely sterilized vegetables. Considering meat is more than 50% of the human diet and people gravitate towards raw vegetables AKA salad, that's not surprising

      Would the toxoplasmosis be in the food if there were no outdoor cats?

      Yes or no question.

      Reminder: toxoplasma gondii is incapable of completing its life cycle and shedding eggs if it does not infect the gut of a cat.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >meat is more than 50% of the human diet
        What?

        That's like asking if herpes is a problem or just a meme

        If you're including HSV-1 then that's a valid question

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Humans are obligate carnivores and need meat to be at their healthiest.

          Humans who abstain from meat must expend excessive amounts of energy just to construct a livable diet and are still more prone to general weakness and neurological dysfunction. Humans evolved to eat meat and depend on it.

          At the least they need a fucking egg or something.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >obligate carnivores
            You don't know what either of those words means, much less the two of them put together.
            But Toxo is still a fucked-up brain parasite that fucks with your brain and your behaviour and makes you more likely to engage in dumb,
            reckless behaviour and get into car accidents (per the Czech study).
            On the whole, though, cat people do deserve to have brain parasites fucking them up even further.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Humans are not obligate carnivores numbnuts, we're omnivores like most normal animals. It's why we taste like pork, we share a similar diet.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              Except we are, you don't know the definition of carnivore.
              You can feed a dog or a tiger a human diet and they will survive, that's far from healthy however and so is it for humans.

              We literally have been eating meat near exclusively for 2 million years.
              We have one of the lowest stomach ph in the animal kingdom due to being scavenger, not only are we built to eat meat we can even stomach rotten meat in normal condition (meaning you didn't destroy your digestive system with modern processed crap).

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >We literally have been eating meat near exclusively for 2 million years.
                wtf have you been reading?

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Anon, humans normally eat mostly vegetables. That's why you're naturally drawn to the taste of sugar. The modern West is fairly close to 50/50, but that's the exception. Yes our stomachs are able to digest some of the most toxic shit, even E. Coli, salmonella, botulism, etc. are often nonfatal when untreated, then there's mushrooms, grains, chocolate, molds, fermented foods, alcohol, etc. things that no true carnivore can easily stomach.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                fruits are not vegetables, the human stomach cannot digest that much cellulose because our duodenum has diminished. the ability to eat poison and rot has nothing to do with the ability to eat vegetables

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                literally all archaeological and contemporary evidence disagrees with you so uh, bye
                >>>/x/

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >this schizo again
                You already ruined one thread, don't ruin another.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              >It's why we taste like pork
              No you don't

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Would the toxoplasmosis be in the food if there were no outdoor cats?
        Yes.
        Because its not just cats, its all felines. You'd have to wipe tigers and lions and jaguars and lynxes. You are calling for total feline annihilation.
        Or, you know, we could just fucking work on figuring out a cure. Oh wait, we already do have it, Pyrimethamine and Sulfadiazine, plus folinic acid. Seriously have a nice day you fucking redditor.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Wow I didn’t know we had fucking jaguars on US farms! Or endangered pumas, even! Heavens to betsy, tigers on the feedlot!

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I don't have exact numbers and I can't be fucked to find them but a not-insignificant amount of America's food is imported from country's where there are a significant amount of wild felines that do have access to the stock before it gets exported.
            But let's not worry about that. I'm all for exterminating feral domestic cat populations.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              Most wild cats are rare and endangered. Contrast the domesticated ones, which retards purposefully set loose on farms due to the delusional belief that they get rid of rats when the rats are merely hiding.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >t.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >You are calling for total feline annihilation.
          you say that like thats a bad thing

  26. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Toxoplasmosis isn't a meme. It's less than that. It's a literal non-issue. In fact it makes you smarter, more attractive, better. So don't worry about these stupid little bugs, anon. They actually just want to help you. You weren't using all that space up there anyway, were you? You can let the worms swim in between your synapses right? Just let us in anon, you won't regret it. You will be happier than ever before.....

  27. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    That's like asking if herpes is a problem or just a meme

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Herpes isn't a problem because 100% of the population is infected. You just never notice.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >100% of the population is infected
        false, I'm not infected, if you're infected you get blisters whenever your immunity drops or you get really stressed but that never happened to me, mind you I'm a biological girl and we get bad blisters form herpes unlike men

        • 4 months ago
          4cheddit pass holder

          are you retarded? lots of people simply do not get symptoms from herpes

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          not an interesting or profound statement at all

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          You sure showed me sis

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          they don't test people anymore because it's pointless. When I asked my gyno to be tested she looked at me like I was a crazy person. You can't know unless you specifically ask to be tested. I'm asymptomatic, woman, never had a blister in my life. Husband is the one who gets the blisters. PSA: if you have a cut on your cuticle wear those goofy ass finger condoms or just keep your grabbers to yourself please, getting herpetic whitlow from fingering someone is such a lame way to devastate your dating prospects.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          homosexuals need not apply

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >I'm a biological girl
          false until proven otherwise

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >100%
        Its more like 75%. Majority of people are asymptomatic carriers, which makes sense since humans evolved with the virus.
        Hell you can clock when humans diverged from the other primates by measuring the genetic drift in monkey vs human herpes.
        I think it was even a minor plot point in Snowcrash.

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