mouse parasite

Vrazumihin criedl at yorku.ca
Wed Jun 5 14:49:00 EST 1996


hi, just a quick question about a mouse parasite.  a long time ago i 
remember hearing about a mouse parasite who had as an intermediate host 
an owl.  infection affected the mouse behaviour causing it to run around 
in the open thus increasing the chances of ingestion by an owl.  it then 
cycled through the owl and was emitted in the feces.  if anyone knows of 
this, please, i would like to know the name of the parasite and maybe the 
hosts as well...  thank-you.

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