Parasite may increase your odds of an auto accident

 作者:屈突牾她     |      日期:2019-03-02 08:20:12
By Debora MacKenzie IF YOU lack a certain protein on your blood cells and are infected with a common parasite, you may be more likely to crash your car. Toxoplasma, or toxo for short, starts its life cycle in rodents. To spread, it manipulates rodents’ brains, making them reckless and more likely to be eaten by cats, which then pass on the parasite through their faeces. People can catch it from eating undercooked meat from animals that had contact with cat faeces. The infection lasts for life. It can harm fetuses, but was otherwise thought to be harmless. Recently, however,