A new report warns a parasite commonly found in cat feces alters the chemistry of the human brain, making it fertile ground for the disease to take hold. It builds on previous studies that linked the parasite – Toxoplasma gondii – to increased risk of brain cancer, anxiety, and schizophrenia.

Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease caused by Toxoplasma gondii. Infections with …. Ingestion of cat feces containing oocysts: This can occur through ….. Intracranial injection of brain and spinal cord samples into mice, rabbits and rats ….. Latent infection has been linked to Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.