Parasites might be controlling your behaviour

A jar showing the remains of stick insect (centre) flanked by two horsehair worms on display at the Body Snatchers exhibit at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. ST PHOTO: WALLACE WOON
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SINGAPORE - If you hear the word "parasite", you might think of leeches, tapeworms and other creepy crawlies that survive by sucking the blood of a host organism. What you are not expecting is something that could lead you to start a business or become more of a risk-taker.

That is, until you meet the cat-borne parasite, Toxoplasma gondii (T.gondii).

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