Could we face the return of CJD? Experts fear it may lie dormant in thousands.
- Could we face the return of CJD? Experts fear it may lie dormant in
By Lois Rogers London Daily Mail 1 November 2011
Holly Mills was a lively teenager about to start university. But then
she became so severely brain damaged that she was unable to move or
communicate. Her diagnosis: CJD, the human form of mad cow disease. New
evidence suggests that one in 4,000 people who were eating meat before
1996 is probably carrying CJD.
The findings by the Health Protection Agency --- which received little
publicity when published a few weeks ago --- are mid-way results of a
programme testing 30,000 samples of tonsil and appendix tissue removed
during routine operations across the country.
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