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From: TSS ()
Subject: Re: Local Man Diagnosed with Chronic Wasting Disease ?
Date: July 16, 2006 at 12:05 pm PST

In Reply to: Re: Local Man Diagnosed with Chronic Wasting Disease ? posted by TSS on July 14, 2006 at 2:17 pm:

----- Original Message -----
From: Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
Cc: ;
Sent: Sunday, July 16, 2006 10:09 AM
Subject: RE-Local Man Diagnosed with Chronic Wasting Disease

Local Man Diagnosed with Chronic Wasting Disease
Posted: 7/12/2006

A man in Traverse City may be the first person to ever contract a deadly disease that normally plagues deer. Chronic Wasting Disease is commonly known as C.W.D. Now doctors have diagnosed a man in Traverse City with the disease which eats away at nerves.

Scott Kowalske's physician says they can not be 100% sure he has C.W.D. until a brain biopsy is performed. If Kowalske does suffer from the disease it would make him the first human to contract the condition. The only cure for C.W.D. is a stem cell transplant, which costs $35 thousand dollars.

9&10's Leah Beno and Photojournalist Dustin Bacon have the story.


I am writing in reply to a news story you ran, evidently without any sort of research, where you claim with great fanfare in the title 'Local Man Diagnosed with Chronic Wasting Disease'. I find it appalling and disgusting that your reporters are so incompetent, as to not first investigate before making such a claim. NOT that I dispute the great possibility of CWD transmitting to humans, but to print such a story first before having the facts is wrong and hurtful to many still seeking answers. I watched the video, and no where on it does this poor man show symptoms of CWD. There was no biopsy, so nothing there to confirm such a story. My mother died of the Heidenhain Variant of Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease, and many more have died and are dying of CJD right here in the USA, some of which are 'unknown' strain, CWD in deer and elk, Scrapie in sheep and goat, and BSE and a new strain i.e. atypical TSE have been documented in USA bovine, with the last mad cow in Texas and that one in Alabama being of the atypical strain. THERE is now a new documented TSE in cattle called BASE, that pathologically does NOT look like the nvCJD in humans, but like sporadic CJD, and sporadic CJD has tripled in the USA over the last few years. THE USA has more documented species with TSE than any other country to date. HOWEVER, your story if not confirmed, should be retracted and an apology put forth for the hurt you did to all victims and families of human TSE here in the USA that read that HOAX, because that's just what it was, another newspaper article with sensational title that was false, just to make a news headline regardless of the truthfulness and or factual, just more garbage, so PLEASE, either confirm, or deny and apologize for such sensationalism. ...

Thank you,
with kindest regards,
I am sincerely,

Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
P.O. Box 42
Bacliff, Texas USA 77518



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