BEWARE: This Virus Infects Human Brains & Makes People More Stupid


Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medical School and the University of Nebraska, have found an algae virus called Chlorovirus ATCV-1 that can affect cognitive function, including visual processing and spatial awareness in humans and make us more stupid. The ATCV-1 virus infects the green algae found in freshwater ponds and lakes.

The researchers were conducting a separate study, but found the DNA of ATCV-1 virus in the human throat. The scientists then conducted a test of 90 healthy individuals and found the virus in 40 people. When they conducted tests designed to measure the brain’s accuracy and speed in visual processing, as well as tests measuring attention span, the participants that tested positive for ATCV-1 achieved an average of 7-9 points lower than the participants who did not have the virus in their throats.


“This is a striking example showing that the ‘innocuous’ micro-organisms we carry can affect behaviour and cognition. Many physiological differences between person A and person B are encoded in the set of genes each inherits from parents, yet some of these differences are fuelled by the various micro-organisms we harbour and the way they interact with our genes,” said lead investigator Dr Robert Yolken, a virologist and pediatric infectious disease specialist at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and director of the Stanley Neurovirology Laboratory at Johns Hopkins.

The study abstract, found in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reads:

“Chloroviruses (family Phycodnaviridae) are large DNA viruses known to infect certain eukaryotic green algae and have not been previously shown to infect humans or to be part of the human virome. We unexpectedly found sequences homologous to the chlorovirus Acanthocystis turfacea chlorella virus 1 (ATCV-1) in a metagenomic analysis of DNA extracted from human oropharyngeal samples.

The inoculation of ATCV-1 into the intestinal tract of 9–11-wk-old mice resulted in a subsequent decrease in performance in several cognitive domains, including ones involving recognition memory and sensory-motor gating. ATCV-1 exposure in mice also resulted in the altered expression of genes within the hippocampus. These genes comprised pathways related to synaptic plasticity, learning, memory formation, and the immune response to viral exposure.”

With the discovery, it is proven that micro-organisms have the ability to trigger delicate physiological changes to our body, without launching a full-blown attack on our immune system.

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  1. why are whites being targeted??? No it is not this generations fault for whatever happened in the past. The tribe leaders in africa gave the white man the people they wanted in exchange for goods and/or CURRENCY. Read a history book. Every culture was conquered by another at some point. Mesopotamia, Constantinople, Egypt, Malya, If anything, blacks are more privileged than any other race. Native Americans do not riot or anything when a member (or even closely related) is accused of a crime or murdered etc etc…..They were forcefully removed from their lands! Thousands and thousands died during colonialism and the consequent wars. This even occurred in Africa! GASP!!!!!! where it all started! I cannot go on tonight without losing it…….

  2. maybe those people were just less intelligent to start with. There’s no mention of any intelligence measuring of the same people before / without this virus.

    But, if we flip this around, there is the possibility that a similar virus made people smarter. In fact, a virus like that could be what pushed Homo Sapiens Sapiens to the top over all the other now extinct ancient humans.

    • Right, or it may be from aliens. Perhaps they made us as smart as they are, they recognized their mistake, and infected the world with this algae. This allowing us to be able to do math, but too dumb for common sense.

    • Maybe… means one doesn’t know damn fucking shit about. Eat more “space cake”, maybe then you will get all the answers for three seconds… 😉

  3. A nice example of terrible journalism that distorts the facts and over-interprets the data. There is absolutely no evidence that this virus infects human brains and makes people stupid! Read the scientific article for yourself before you believe these lies…

  4. I remember reading about how aliens came here for gold, and designed primates into humans. The Mesopotamia clay tablets states they had to keep us from developing their mental powers, seeing they used their own D&A to make humans. They had to keep us dumbed down somehow, so they added this genetic alteration. This was in the clay tablets. The tablets also said the aliens developed money to keep us enslaved to the banks, just as it is today.

    The Mayans wrote on their walls, that we are breeding out these blocks that the aliens gave us to keep us tame. They found that we are getting 10% smarter every generation. They even had charts and calendars for that too. They also had calendar date’s where they had a pacific purpose for people born on each date of the Mayan calendar. These dates co-asides with what people were born to do.

    If we can now find those blocks the aliens attached to our gene’s and remove them from everyone, our children will probably, perhaps, have mental powers we never seen before. This stuff is real interesting.

  5. Frank theres no evidence that it doesnt I mean scroll up and look what noonewyatt said thats proof kinda that we are dumber.

    • Science is not about proving that something DOESN’T exist. Negatives cannot be proven. Look up Russell’s teapot for more details.


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