Parasite that controls cat minds may infect billions of people. The clue is in their eyes.

Toxoplasma gondii perhaps the most successful parasite in the world today. This microscopic organism is capable of infecting any mammal or bird, and people on all continents are infected. Once infected, a person carries Toxoplasma for life. Until now, we still do not have a drug that can eradicate parasites from the body. And there is no vaccine approved for human use.

Worldwide, estimated 30–50% of people infected Toxoplasma – and infections may be on the rise in Australia. Survey of studies conducted at blood banks and antenatal clinics across the country in the 1970s bringing the infection rate to 30%. However, a recent Western Australia community-based research detected 66% of infected people.

https://www.livescience.com/toxoplasma-parasite-human-eyes Parasite that controls cat minds may infect billions of people. The clue is in their eyes.

Russell Falcon

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