Could schizophrenia be a viral zoonosis transmitted from house cats?

E. Fuller Torrey, Robert H. Yolken

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Studies have suggested that some cases of schizophrenia may be caused by viruses. We hypothesize that such cases may be cases of viral zoonosis transmitted primarily from house cats. Epidemiological aspects of schizophrenia and a case-control questionnaire support this hypothesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-171
Number of pages5
JournalSchizophrenia bulletin
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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