Could schizophrenia be a viral zoonosis transmitted from house cats?

E. Fuller Torrey, Robert H Yolken

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Abstract

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
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

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Could schizophrenia be a viral zoonosis transmitted from house cats? / Torrey, E. Fuller; Yolken, Robert H.

In: Schizophrenia Bulletin, Vol. 21, No. 2, 1995, p. 167-171.

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