Toxoplasma gondii

Keep in mind that even though pregnant women should avoid direct contact with cat feces, this does not mean that they have to reduce cuddle time with their pet. This just gives them an excellent reason to ask someone else to empty the litter box.

Read more:

The Smithsonian “Once a Toxoplasma Parasite Infects Mice, They Never Fear Cats Again” https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/once-a-toxoplasma-parasite-infects-mice-they-never-fear-cats-again-9757150 last accessed 6. february 2021

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Parasites – Toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma infection)” https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis/disease.html last accessed 6. february 2021