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Old 30-05-2004, 03:02 PM
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Default Bone/ Blood Meal and Mad Cow Disease

"Agnes" wrote in message
On Sat, 29 May 2004 22:46:55 +0100, I found this from Janet
Baraclough.. :

The message
from "Brian" contains these words:

The most recent [ West of England Medical School-pub. May2004]

suggests that eating meat might very well have little or no relevance~~

prion being capable of withstanding autoclaving of instruments.


The work has shown that removed tonsils and appendixes from healthy
patients show a significant [but small] proportion having the prion.

proportion, when extrapolated, means there are several thousand

carriers of
vCJD who could have contaminated others, or been contaminated, via

with affected, but supposedly sterilised, instruments.

Or via blood donations. In the UK, people who recieved a transfusion
during the early 80s are banned from donating blood. Some countries no
longer import any human blood products from the UK.


So the animal products are now in the clear. Blood transfusion and
instruments are now responsible. And of course scientific sources are
impecable, truthful and honest. They don't indulge in spin. Who pays
the piper.....

Nothing is 'in the clear'. Potential avenues of infection are all under
investigation to avoid further contamination.
The only recent conclusion is that animal products might not be/have been
the only method of infection. Or even at all.