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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:16 PM
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9 Cases of Brain-Wasting Disease in Idaho (mad cow)

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_he_me/creutzf... ;_ylt=AsZKZf3_tH8mz_FWJ3bWS3Ws0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3ODdxdHBhBHNlYwM5NjQ


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State and federal health officials are trying to get to the bottom of nine reported cases of suspected sporadic CJD in Idaho this year. Sporadic, or naturally occurring, CJD differs from the permutation dubbed variant CJD, which is caused by eating mad-cow-tainted beef and has killed at least 180 people in the United Kingdom and continental Europe since the 1990s.

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Of the nine suspected cases reported so far in 2005, three tested positive for an infectious disease of the nervous system, though more tests are pending to determine if the fatal illness was in fact sporadic CJD. Four apparent victims were buried without autopsies. Two suspected cases tested negative.

Still, federal and state health officials are stopping just short of calling the Idaho cases a "cluster," waiting for final test results from the victims who got autopsies.

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Joan Kingsford wanted an autopsy done on her husband, but no mortician in the area would agree to handle Alvin's body after his brain cavity had been opened. They feared they would catch the rare disease, Kingsford said.
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and this:

Larry Whitaker, a Beaverton, Ore.-based regional salesman for the embalming chemical and equipment manufacturer Dodge Company, offers workshops to his clients on safe handling of CJD-infected bodies.


and the bushgang says not to worry.

worry - it's mad cow.

really, you'd be surprised how easy it is to give up eating meat.
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:18 PM
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1. Yeah, I stopped eating ground beef two months ago.
BSE is noooo joke.
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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:19 PM
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2. Been without meat for 4 1/2 years - just for this type of reason
The industry needs to have much better regulation and QC on the feed and butcher process, more people are going to get this. :tinfoilhat:
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:22 PM
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3. I stopped eating beef at least a year ago...
and even dh who is a meat and potatos guy has cut WAAAYYYY back, probably has beef now once or twice a month.

I don't trust beef industry or the current corrupt government to protect us since money and profit is their one and only concern. :grr:
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