Raw meat warning as scientists find almost HALF of lamb mince sold in Australian supermarkets contains a parasite that may cause brain damage or schizophrenia | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Raw meat warning as scientists find almost HALF of lamb mince sold in Australian supermarkets contains a parasite that may cause brain damage or schizophrenia

A dangerous parasite could be lurking in as much as half of all shop-bought lamb mince, according to a study.

Researchers tested lamb on sale in shops in Australia and found 43 per cent of the samples had Toxoplasma in them.

The parasite, best known for being carried by cats, can stay in the body for life and cause eye problems, schizophrenia or even brain damage in severe cases.

People must be careful to either freeze meat or make sure it's cooked thoroughly in order to destroy all traces of the parasite.

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