Cat borne disease found in birds

Toxoplasmosis, which has been linked to schizophrenia and suicide in humans, is thought to enter the marine food chain through cat faeces washed from land through the sewer system, or from feral cats living near estuaries.

Now researcher Dr Wendi Roe, of Massey University’s Infectious Diseases Research Centre, who has been tracking the disease, has reported finding two kaka, a kiwi and a kereru infected with the disease.

Read more:

http://i.stuff.co.nz/environment/10483663/Cat-disease-found-in-native-birds

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