dreamwalker said:It will probably be made a much bigger deal by the media than it really needs to be.
According to the sources I've seen there have been fewer than 200 confirmed and probable cases of vCJD (the variant on Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease that may be related to eating beef from cattle with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy)
worldwide among the hundreds of thousands of people who may have consumed BSE-contaminated beef products. That isn't exactly what the CDC would consider an epidemic.
That reminds me, I need to go get some chicken liversCoqui said:Everytime I hear that name, I'm going to think of Mike Myers.
Margaret Thatcher naked on a cold day! Margaret Thatcher naked on a cold day!
Pandora said:Yeah I blame the media for blowing things out of proportions. They just love to sensationalize cause that gives them more airtime and viewers.
NeedMoreEmo said:If you think thats a problem you should have been in Britain a few years ago.
dreamwalker said:Cruetzfeldt-Jakob Disease is a very serious thing to anyone affected by it, as it is a fatal brain disease, but it is a rare disorder. It has also been linked to
contaminated corneal transplants, electrode implants, dura mater grafts, and of human growth hormone, and 10 to 15 percent of CJD cases are inherited. Very few people in the general population ever need to be concerned about it, but the media can make it seem like an epidemic sweeping the country
I'd be more concerned about cows with rabies than mad cow disease.