Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Hidden CJD is a New Threat to Thousands

If the global warming link wasn't enough, this isn't particularly reassuring either:

"THOUSANDS of people in Britain may be infected with variant CJD, the human equivalent of mad cow disease, without knowing it, research suggests.

Experiments have confirmed that it is possible for a much wider group of people than had been assumed to be infected with the incurable brain condition. The presence in the population of undetected carriers of the infection has serious implications for the safety of the blood supply, and it increases the risk of passing on vCJD to others through infected surgical instruments."

London Times


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