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Happy Valentine's Day -- people suck! (Read 1109 times)

    Here's a recent piece about toxoplasmosis.  I don't know about you, but I'd just as soon not deal with THAT parasite! Shocked

     

    Yeah, that's some crazy stuff.  Literally.  Good link.

    Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


    Needs more cowbell!

      Yeah, that's some crazy stuff.  Literally.  Good link.

       

      I think my mom should be checked for critters in her brain.... Tongue

      Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

      '14 Goals:

      • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

        I think my mom should be checked for critters in her brain.... Tongue

         

        Maybe we all should.  Maybe something is making us run like idiots.

        Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


        Needs more cowbell!

          Maybe we all should.  Maybe something is making us run like idiots.

           

          Hmmm...that could be an interesting study.  Find a correlation between those who run and have lived with outdoor cats at some point in their lives.

          Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

          '14 Goals:

          • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

          echris02


            Ahh...I wondered about that.   That series of shots really protects for life?  Huh...so I can go around letting strange animals bite me at will--awesome! Wink

             

            Sorry to chime in late, but I couldn't let this one slide.  PLEASE don't let anyone tell you that a series of rabies prophylaxis will protect you for life.  It won't.  It doesn't even completely protect you beyond that immediate exposure.  Even we veterinarians and others at high risk that are routinely rabies vaccinated need to be treated after any exposure - it just makes it a slightly less complicated process.  And we're also boostered every few years after the initial series (at least, we all should be, but that's a whole other immunological understanding/insurance issue - don't get me started Wink  Bottom line is, I work with a fair amount of wildlife in rabies-endemic areas and have pretty common 'contact' with rabies-positive animals.  So yeah, I get a booster every couple of years, even if I have to pay for it myself.  And if I ever get truly exposed, I will go do the shots again.  It just isn't something to mess around with (though I think we're up to 4 actual survivors now!)

             

            And on a related educational note, please don't pick up and snuggle any baby racoons, foxes, skunks, etc... no matter how cute they are (and yes, they are freakin' cute ;-)  'Cuz no matter how 99.9% medically certain I am that they are not rabid, I still have to kill them.  And that sucks. Sad 

             

            End of PSA - thanks for listening! 

              More on cats messing with your brain

               

              Okay, their parasites, not the cats per se.

               

              Happy Independence Day!

              Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

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