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    Forum Professor Zwolver's Avatar
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    I heard there was a parasite called toxoplasma (gondii) that is caried by around 1/3 of all people.

    It houses in the brain of the victim, and may cause decreased fear and decreased reactionspeed.

    I heard there was no cure, just a medicine.

    Who has more information about it?

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    toxoplasmosis?

    well i have heard of this word before,..i read that it's a disease caused by cats (specially fur cats) this disease harm the human eye specially the retine or the cornea ( don't remmeber) ,so that cats owners should take aware of this and should visit the veterinary time by time..
    thats all i heard about toxoplasmosis..


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    Toxoplasmosis is found in a lot of birds and mammals. You can catch it from cats through their feces, I'm almost positive that's the only way to catch it from cats. You can also catch it from undercooked meat or contaminated water.
    Toxoplasmosis is usually symptomless as long as the person infected has a healthy immune system. Otherwise symptoms are similar to the flu or mono. Rarely it will cause heart, lung or eye problems but when this happens it's usually severe and sometimes fatal.
    It's very dangerous if caught during pregnancy though because it can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, or early delivery. Children born with usually have eye problems or are mentally retarded.

    More than 60 million Americans have it but few have symptoms.
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    Scary, like every human has like 100 different inactive virus particles in their dna..

    Can't humans be truely healthy ever?
    Growing up, i marveled at star-trek's science, and ignored the perfect society. Now, i try to ignore their science, and marvel at the society.

    Imagine, being able to create matter out of thin air, and not coming up with using drones for boarding hostile ships. Or using drones to defend your own ship. Heck, using drones to block energy attacks, counterattack or for surveillance. Unless, of course, they are nano-machines in your blood, which is a billion times more complex..
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