18 North Carolina patients may have been exposed to rare brain disease

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Tye15 wrote:

Deleting the “mad cow” reference was not a correction. That’s is teh name most coommonly understood. And the avoidance of saying that this disease can be acquired through consumption of diseased beef appears to be an attempt to sanitize the story and protect the beef industry and their disgusting practices of feeding dead cows to other cows.

Feb 11, 2014 10:19am EST  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

The medical center and doctors will probably declare bankruptcy, and the victims will get NOTHING. Just watch…

Feb 11, 2014 11:31am EST  --  Report as abuse
TychaBrahe wrote:

Tye, Mad Cow, or Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis (BSE) is a disease of cattle. People who consume the infected meat may develop nvCJD. CJD and nvCJD are both prion diseases, but CJD arises naturally in the body for reasons that are yet unknown. Unfortunately, just as BSE can be transferred to humans by the consumption of infected meat, CJD can be transferred between humans through infected neurological tissue.

Feb 11, 2014 3:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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