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A new study shows that Toxoplasma gondii -- a brain parasite often transmitted to humans by cats -- triggers various changes in the human brain which potentially allow the pathogen to exacerbate several pre-existing neurological conditions. It's a worrisome finding given that around eight million Australians are infected with the parasite, but more work is needed to assess T. gondii's full impact on human health.

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A new study shows that Toxoplasma gondii -- a brain parasite often transmitted to humans by cats -- triggers various changes in the human brain which potentially allow the pathogen to exacerbate several pre-existing neurological conditions. It's a worrisome finding given that around eight million Australians are infected with the parasite, but more work is needed to assess T. gondii's full impact on human health.