Medical News: Cat Litter Parasite Tied to Suicide Risk in New Moms -MedPage Today

9 Jul
Plasmodium sporozoite traverses the cytoplasm ...

Plasmodium sporozoite traverses the cytoplasm of a mosquito midgut epithelial cell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Think about how wild this is: scientists have identified a parasite that can make someone suicidal. Without psychologically influencing someone, humans can make other humans want to hurt themselves. Let me say it one more time; we can increase the likelihood of suicide attempts in certain individuals merely by exposing them to a parasite. This is an utterly overwhelming concept to me.

 

 

Medical News: Cat Litter Parasite Tied to Suicide Risk in New Moms – in Infectious Disease, General Infectious Disease from MedPage Today.

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