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From: TSS ()
Subject: France records 15 cases of mad cow's human form since 1996
Date: November 3, 2005 at 9:44 am PST

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TSS
France records 15 cases of mad cow's human form since 1996
Thu Nov 3, 2005 11:50
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France records 15 cases of mad cow's human form since 1996

Time is GMT + 8 hours
Posted: 4-Nov-2005 00:28 hrs

A scientist holds a tissue sample of a cattle's brain with a pair of tweezers. A total of 15 cases of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) have been recorded in France since the malady first appeared in 1996.


A total of 15 cases of the human form of mad cow disease, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), have been recorded in France since the malady first appeared in the country in 1996.
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All but two have died, health officials said Thursday in an update of the situation and the profiles of those who contracted the disease.
.
This year saw the greatest number of deaths related to vCJD, with five deaths.
.
Two died in 2004, three in 2003, and one person died in each of 2001, 2000 and 1996.
.
Those infected comprised six men and seven women, aged between 20 and 58, and none had any of the recognised genetic or environmental factors linked to classic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.
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Like mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), vCJD causes a wasting of the brain in the subject and death. It is untreatable.
.
Britain, in comparison, has so far recorded 157 cases of vCJD, of whom six are still alive. — AFP


A total of 15 cases of the human form of mad cow disease, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), have been recorded in France since the malady first appeared in the country in 1996.
.
All but two have died, health officials said Thursday in an update of the situation and the profiles of those who contracted the disease.
.
This year saw the greatest number of deaths related to vCJD, with five deaths.
.
Two died in 2004, three in 2003, and one person died in each of 2001, 2000 and 1996.
.
Those infected comprised six men and seven women, aged between 20 and 58, and none had any of the recognised genetic or environmental factors linked to classic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.
.
Like mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), vCJD causes a wasting of the brain in the subject and death. It is untreatable.
.
Britain, in comparison, has so far recorded 157 cases of vCJD, of whom six are still alive. — AFP
A total of 15 cases of the human form of mad cow disease, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), have been recorded in France since the malady first appeared in the country in 1996.
.
All but two have died, health officials said Thursday in an update of the situation and the profiles of those who contracted the disease.
.
This year saw the greatest number of deaths related to vCJD, with five deaths.
.
Two died in 2004, three in 2003, and one person died in each of 2001, 2000 and 1996.
.
Those infected comprised six men and seven women, aged between 20 and 58, and none had any of the recognised genetic or environmental factors linked to classic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.
.
Like mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), vCJD causes a wasting of the brain in the subject and death. It is untreatable.
.
Britain, in comparison, has so far recorded 157 cases of vCJD, of whom six are still alive. — AFP
A total of 15 cases of the human form of mad cow disease, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), have been recorded in France since the malady first appeared in the country in 1996.
.
All but two have died, health officials said Thursday in an update of the situation and the profiles of those who contracted the disease.
.
This year saw the greatest number of deaths related to vCJD, with five deaths.
.
Two died in 2004, three in 2003, and one person died in each of 2001, 2000 and 1996.
.
Those infected comprised six men and seven women, aged between 20 and 58, and none had any of the recognised genetic or environmental factors linked to classic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.
.
Like mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), vCJD causes a wasting of the brain in the subject and death. It is untreatable.
.
Britain, in comparison, has so far recorded 157 cases of vCJD, of whom six are still alive. — AFP

http://www.todayonline.com/articles/82138.asp


TSS

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