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4 September 2012 Last updated at 17:29 GMT By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online Cats harbour the parasite Experts say more research is needed into a disease spread by cats after figures show an estimated 350,000 people a year in the UK become infected with toxoplasmosis. Although only a minority of people - between one and two in every 10 - has symptoms, advisers say extra measures to control the disease may be needed.
At first glance, Davis's research seems promising. Tetrodotoxin definitely causes paralysis and death, and researchers have documented cases in which people have recovered from near-fatal tetrodotoxin poisoning. Some of the samples Davis brought back to the United States also produced dramatic results when applied to the shaved skin of rats and a rhesus monkey. The subjects became lethargic and then immobile, but they eventually recovered completely. Other researchers, however, have raised questions about the legitimacy of Davis's research and the actual components of the samples he brought back from Haiti.
ZombieWorld by John_Deadstock A zombie is traditionally an undead person in the Caribbean spiritual belief system of voodoo . Essentially a dead body re-animated by unnatural means, the zombie creates dread among the living. Zombies have become a staple of modern horror fiction, where they usually engage in the consumption of human flesh.
An undead creature hell bent on revenge from Norse mythology. The name means ‘Ghost’ in old Norse language. The Draugr wandered about the countryside in search for its former enemies to exact revenge. They lived in the body of their former life and dwelled amongst the graveyards.
Origin : Haïtian beliefs and supersitions The word ' voodoo ' (vodou, vaudou, vodoun or vodun) derives from the word ' vodu ' in the Fon language of Dahomey meaning 'spirit' or 'god’ and describes the complex religious and belief system that exist in Haïti, an island of the West Indies. The foundations of voodoo were established in the seventeenth century by slaves captured primarily from the kingdom of Dahomey, which occupied parts of today's Togo, Benin, and Nigeria in West Africa, it combines features of African religion with the Roman Catholicism of the European settlers.
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