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More evidence suggests Toxoplasma infection may have permanent effects

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Parasites, what fantastic creepiness they bring to our lives! Toxoplasma infection permanently shifts balance in cat and mouse game. The toxoplasma parasite can be deadly, causing spontaneous abortion in pregnant women or killing immune-compromised patients, but it has even stranger effects in mice. Infected mice lose their fear of cats, which is good for both…