An meeting about Toxoplasma with a specialist that has Toxoplasmosis.
Dr. Jaroslav Flegr, A czech researcher who studies parasites and their impact on humans. Picture because of the writer
Parasitic mind-control is typical within the animal kingdom. The rabies virus creates a delirious rage in its dying host, evoking the animal to infect brand brand new victims using its bite. The hairworm Spinochordodes tellinii manipulates the minds of crickets into committing suicide by leaping into water, where in fact the worm can reproduce. Once the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii comes into a rodent, the animal’s natural concern about pet urine is reversed. The rodent becomes interested in the odor of the predator, so when consumed, the parasite has the capacity to spawn inside the feline’s intestines.
Although Toxoplasma is mainly a rodent parasite, humans aren’t resistant. Our cohabitation with kitties guarantees sufficient possibility for toxoplasmosis to take place through fecal contact.