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From: TSS (216-119-144-39.ipset24.wt.net)
Subject: EPIDEMIC OF vCJD MAY BE ON THE WAY
Date: August 6, 2004 at 8:21 am PST

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Subject: [CJDVoice] EPIDEMIC OF vCJD MAY BE ON THE WAY
Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2004 20:23:38 -0500
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: cjdvoice@yahoogroups.com
To: cjdvoice@yahoogroups.com


THE INDEPENDENT

Epidemic of vCJD may be on the way, scientists warnBy Charles Arthur, Technology Editor
06 August 2004

Britain's blood transfusion service faces a crisis after new research revealed that techniques used to filter the human form of BSE - or "mad cow disease" - are far less effective than was previously thought.


http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/health_medical/story.jsp?story=548408


THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

Professor warns of new CJD epidemic
By David Derbyshire, Science Correspondent
(Filed: 06/08/2004)


Scientists may have underestimated the threat posed by the human form of mad cow disease, a leading CJD expert said yesterday.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/08/06/ncjd06.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/08/06/ixhome.html

BBC

Experts warn of wider vCJD threat
Many more people could become infected with Variant CJD than previously thought, experts have warned.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3539156.stm

Q&A: vCJD numbers

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3539470.stm


Mad cow may be affecting more humans
People can incubate disease with no symptoms, study finds
The Associated Press
Aug. 5, 2004
LONDON - Scientists have found evidence suggesting that the human form of mad cow disease might be infecting a wider group of people than seen so far and that some may develop a milder form of the illness.

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/5614490/


TSS






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