Dr Oz: Parasitic Infection From Under-Cooked Meat
Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic infection most commonly contracted from cats in their feces and from raw or under-cooked-meat. The CDC estimate more than 60 million people in the U.S. may have it. In its dormant stage the toxoplasma parasite is considered relatively harmless, but it has been linked to severe birth defects and miscarriage. Now, new research links infection with the parasite with long-term changes in brain chemistry and behavior. The study found that those diagnosed with intermittent explosive disorder where patients can have bouts of extreme, impulsive anger and irrational aggression like road rage, were twice as likely to have been infected with the toxoplasmosis parasite.