Higher prevalence of toxoplasmosis in victims of traffic accidents suggest increased risk of traffic accident in Toxoplasma-infected inhabitants of Istanbul and its suburbs

Kocazeybek B., Oner Y. A. , Turksoy R., Babur C., Cakan H., Sahip N., ...More

FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, vol.187, pp.103-108, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 187
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2009.03.007
  • Page Numbers: pp.103-108


Reflexes of drivers who have toxoplasmosis have been shown to deteriorate from the actions of the parasitic cysts. The cysts can change the level of the neurotransmitters such as dopamine in the brain and by doing so extend the muscle response time and change personality profiles. In this Study, we aimed to determine the frequency of the latent toxoplasmosis (LT) in the driver population who were either injured or died in traffic accidents reported in Istanbul and its suburbs.