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Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasma gondii,

by AJ Cann http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/26/mind-bending-parasite-permanently-quells-cat-fear-in-mice/

http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis/epi.html Toxoplasmosis is caused by a common protozoan parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, and is the leading cause of death attributed to food borne illness in the U.S. 1.406 palabras más

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Pregnancy

What is Toxoplasmosis?

Source: Toxoplasmosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment – Medical News Today

The disease toxoplasmosis is caused by an infection with a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii. In the US alone, more than 60 million people may harbor the infection. 1.186 palabras más

Health

Got Anger?

Do you or someone you know sometimes fly off the handle when you least expect it? Might this same someone own a cat?

If you’ve answered “yes” to both of these questions, then here’s something to think about. 256 palabras más

Mental Wellness

Pic of the day: The most prevalent infection

Reference: Flegr J, Prandota J, Sovickova M, Israili ZH (2014). Toxoplasmosis – A Global Threat. Correlation of Latent Toxoplasmosis with Specific Disease Burden in a Set of 88 Countries. 13 palabras más

Humans

People with rage disorder twice as likely to have brain parasite infection

In a study involving 358 adult subjects, a team led by researchers from the University of Chicago found that toxoplasmosis, a relatively harmless parasitic infection carried by an estimated 30 percent of all humans, is associated with intermittent explosive disorder and increased aggression.

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