We used to believe that a healthy human could control the Toxoplasma parasite indefinitely. New evidence suggests the opposite. Through a delicate finessing of the neurotransmitters in our brains, it is us who are being controlled.
One of the world's newest sexually transmitted infections affects crickets, using mind control to spread to as many victims as possible before turning the hosts' insides blue and killing them.
Toxoplasma gondii has made the jump from land mammals to ocean ones, and climate change may be to blame.
Says one of the the most fear mongering studies you'll ever read.
Don't worry, only a quarter of humans have the parasite living in their brains.