The habit of sleeping with a furry pet in the same bed is fraught with health problems.
Cats can be carriers of various diseases, for example, helminthic invasions, toxoplasmosis, salmonellosis, ringworm. Such close contact is unacceptable, it is better to keep a distance. Dr. Sergey Agapkin told the public about this.
The most dangerous is the intracellular parasite, especially for people whose immune system does not fully perform its functions - this has been proved by scientists from the University of Copenhagen. When it penetrates the human body, it increases the chance of developing schizophrenia by 50%. The researchers came to this conclusion after studying 80 thousand volunteers, 2.5 thousand of them were with mental disorders.
Scientists are alarmed by the duration of the cat’s sleep. The true causes of this phenomenon are still unknown.