Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Idaho Probes Sudden Deaths From Rare Brain Disease

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Science Donate to DU
 
beam me up scottie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 10:24 PM
Original message
Idaho Probes Sudden Deaths From Rare Brain Disease
Idaho probes sudden deaths from rare brain disease
Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:24 PM ET

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (Reuters) - In late May Marjorie Skinner played golf well enough to place fourth in a Memorial Day weekend golf tournament. Yet within weeks, the previously vibrant retiree suddenly started losing her ability to speak.

By the time her family buried her on Friday, she was the fifth suspected victim in the same sparsely populated area of Idaho of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), a rare brain-wasting disease that typically afflicts only one in a million people.

As word of this latest death spread on Monday, local and federal health experts sifted through clues about an illness different from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, the human form of mad cow disease.

http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=hea...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
yorkiemommie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 10:39 PM
Response to Original message
1.  my coworker told me that her husband died of this


here in SoCal.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 10:41 PM
Response to Original message
2. Time to start testing ALL cattle in the US for EVERY known strain of BSE.
Edited on Mon Aug-15-05 10:42 PM by kestrel91316
Remember, variant-CJD is just a "variant" of CJD. There are several strains of BSE in cattle and there is no reason to think there are NOT several strains in humans. The common thread, IMHO, is that they are ALL prion diseases, and we know full well how they spread.

And I have my own very strong suspicions about the etiology of Alzheimer's Disease, too.

DON'T EAT THE BEEF.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 08:37 PM
Response to Reply #2
3. It helps to read the article and not get all boogedy-woogedy.
Experts say they do not expect to find a link to eating meat, although locals are asking if there is any connection to the human variant of mad cow disease.

...

The Centers for Disease Control estimate that spontaneous flaws in cell proteins result in 85 percent of CJD cases. Another 5-15 percent comes from genetic inheritance, leaving just a small percentage of other unexplained cases.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Aug 29th 2014, 12:04 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Science Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC