Episode 10 features Rayna Marie, a future educator living in the Chicago Suburbs. Several years ago Rayna started having problems with "floaters" in her eye. Several trips to eye specialists revealed there was a living organism in her eye! Listen to her story now on PodcastDX!
Rayna is a future Special Needs Educator grades k-12. This summer she is working as a full time nanny for 3 children, she will start her student teaching in the fall. She loves cooking, traveling and hanging out with family and friends.
Martina Navratilova retired from a competition in 1982 with mystery 'virus' later found to be due to the illness
Arthur Ashe developed neurological problems from toxoplasmosis (later found to be HIV-positive)
Miriam Pires (brazilian actress) died of toxoplasmosis at the age of 77
Leslie Ash contracted toxoplasmosis in the second month of pregnancy
Louis Wain was a prominent cat artist who later developed schizophrenia which some believe to be due to his constant exposure to cats and thusly Toxoplasmosis.
Continuing to work with mental patients, scientists later discovered a link between suicide and parasite infection. ... Women with Toxoplasma infections were 54% more likely to attempt suicide - and twice as likely to succeed. Click here to find out more