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How One Parasite is Shaping Human Existence

What if I told you that there existed a parasite that can influence your brain? You might deny it , but you’d probably accept it as fact – there are so many weird and rare bacteria that anything is possible.

But, what if I told you it wasn’t rare at all? You might get concerned, but may feel comforted in the fact that you’re in a developed nation – all those weird illnesses and common infections occur amongst the masses of impoverished people in third world countries.

Now, what if I told you that it’s the most prevalent infection throughout all of humanity – developed nations included. You may feel disturbed, and the truth is: you should be.

Toxoplasm gondii, the parasite in question, has undoubtedly had immeasurable effects on human culture and history – from the wars we fight, to the everyday decisions we make.