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In the US, you have roughly a 1-in-10 chance of having the Toxoplasma gondii parasite (that equates to about 10,000 Insight City readers). BTW, in France the prevalence is 84%. Granted this study was published in 2000 and references 1974 data, but wow. The CDC considers Toxoplasmosis a “Neglected Parasitic Infection,” a group of five parasitic diseases that have been targeted for public health action. Why should you care? First, it’s a parasite, that’s bad enough. Second, a recent study published in Scientific Reports says that Toxoplasma gondii or T. gondii (as the cool kids would say) has “identified associations between the parasite-brain interactions and epilepsy, movement disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer.” The good news is researchers have more to consider for potential cures/delays in neurological disorders. Go science!

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