Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is one of the most common parasitic diseases in cats, but if you or someone close to you has ever been pregnant, you probably know of the risks this parasite can pose to expecting mothers and their unborn children. There have even been reports that toxoplasmosis can cause changes in behavior or mental disorders in people. So just what is this disease, exactly, and what are the risks it poses to people and pets? In this podcast, Dr. Jane Brunt, executive director of the CATalyst Council, and owner and director of the Cat Hospital at Towson in Baltimore, discusses toxoplasmosis.