Toxoplasmosis parasite: clues to symptom inconsistency

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they have discovered clues as to why a malaria-related parasite, called toxoplasma gondii, can cause blindness in some people but not in others. This is according to a study published in PLOS Pathogens.Toxoplasma gondii is a single-celled parasite that causes a disease known as toxoplasmosis.Some people with toxoplasmosis can develop encephalitis – a swelling of the brain – or ocular toxoplasmosis – a condition that can lead to blindness.Toxoplasmosis can be contracted a number of ways. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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