January 31, 2019 – 12:02
Cats are the perfect mascot because of their independence and behavior. Years have worshiped hundreds of cults, but a study destroys their image so that they can bring a parasite to detonate human schizophrenia.
Toxoplasma gondii is spread among people, with cat litter trays and in contact with raw meat.
As T. gondii is also known, it usually does not hurt, but scientists at the University of Copenhagen have carried out investigations that are against it, because the risk of developing schizophrenia increases by 50 percent. virus
Over 80 thousand people surveyed Copenhagen University experts at the Danish Blood Donor Study and found that 2,000 591 people were harmful to psychiatric conditions.
Dr. Kristoffer Sølvsten Burgdorf has had a sample of contaminated people's samples, which have the presence of T. gondii for the detection of immunoglobulin antibodies.
The group detected a parasite in the quarter of Copenhagen, of which 61 percent of them performed a cytomegalovirus (CMV), a virus that causes cognitive contamination.
According to the study, infected T. gondii would almost 50% have to diagnose schizophrenia, than those who do not, depending on the results.
"This toxoplasm positively affects the schizophrenia rate," explained the researchers.
Dr. Burgdorf explains why this parasite is associated with the creation of schizophrenia, and it is not related to any other psychiatric disorder.
This parasite prevents the action of an amino acid in the body called triptophan, which causes a large number of metabolites, such as kinogenic acid, substance found before people with schizophrenia.
"Tryptophan is also a pioneer in serotonin, which is involved in depressive disorders," wrote the authors.
According to Daily Mail, the parasitic T. gondii can cause a human infection called toxoplasmosis, which causes flu symptoms; while pregnant women suffer from abortion or mortality.
The University of Chicago, on the other hand, has said that almost a third third of the world is infected with this virus and can cause psychological damage.
This university school has affected 60 million United States and 350 thousand in the United Kingdom.
A healthy immune system can face it, so symptoms are hardly obvious.
Source: one day