Reports about the agency's research on the Toxoplasma gondii parasite sparked major public backlash.
A parasite found in felines is being linked to debilitating mental illness and millions could be infected.
The microbe is a single-celled pathogen that infects most types of mammal and bird, causing a disease called toxoplasmosis
Such feces is known to carry the highly infectious Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) -- a culpable parasite that breeds epidemics
T. gondii can live in a variety of mammals and often infects mice. But to reproduce, it needs to get into a cat's gut. It
How does a parasite affect how we think? The authors suggest that our immune system may actually be to blame. When we are