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From: TSS ()
Subject: sporadic CJD confirmed in another woman in IDAHO
Date: October 22, 2005 at 7:48 am PST


----- Original Message -----
From: Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
Cc: cjdvoice@yahoogroups.com ; BLOODCJD@YAHOOGROUPS.COM
Sent: Saturday, October 22, 2005 9:55 AM
Subject: [CJDVoice] sporadic CJD confirmed in another woman in IDAHO


TSS
sporadic CJD confirmed in another woman in IDAHO
Sat Oct 22, 2005 09:52
70.110.93.138


Woman died from sporadic CJD

TWIN FALLS -- Test results on a woman diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease showed she died of the sporadic form of CJD and not the variant form of CJD that is caused by eating meat from a cow with bovine spongiform encephalopathy, said Tom Shanahan, spokesman for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare on Friday.

Since January, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has received nine reports of people -- seven women and two men -- diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a fatal brain-wasting disease carried by prions, an abnormal form of protein in the bloodstream. Of the nine people in Idaho who have died, five had autopsies and their brain tissue was sent to the National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center at Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University. Of those five, three tested positive for a prion disease. Final results on one of them showed she died of sporadic CJD. Health officials are still waiting for the final results on the other two women to determine just what kind of prion disease they died from. Two people tested negative for a prion disease, Shanahan said.

Story published at magicvalley.com on Saturday, October 22, 2005

http://www.magicvalley.com/articles/2005/10/22/news_localstate/news_local_state.5.txt

TSS




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