Toxoplasmosis and Personality Changes

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Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite that lives in the intestines of cats, shedding eggs that can be picked up by rats and other animals. Humans and other animals can be hosts to Toxoplasma as well. People get infected by its eggs by handling soil or kitty litter. It is thought that for most people the parasite lives “quietly” in their bodies including the brain, and about half of ...

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