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From: TSS (wt-d6-143.wt.net)
Subject: CJD--53 YEAR OLD DIES FROM BRAIN DISEASE IN USA
Date: October 14, 2004 at 7:39 am PST

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Subject: CJD--53 YEAR OLD DIES FROM BRAIN DISEASE IN USA
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 19:26:14 -0500
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE


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CHINO HILLS, Calif. (AP) - An Ayala High School history teacher on leave
since he collapsed in class after students gave him a marijuana-laced
cookie has died.

It didn't appear the marijuana cookie had anything to do with his death.

Frank Palminteri, __53__, died of unknown causes Tuesday at his Corona
home. The family said he was diagnosed in July, two months after eating
the pot-laced cookie, with a degenerative brain disorder called
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.

"It's really hard because he was such a caring guy," stepson Steven
Kirkham said. "He loved to teach. He loved to help the kids."

Palminteri went on leave after collapsing during an afternoon class May
28 after eating the cookie given to him by teenagers. Two 17-year-old
students were convicted of felonies in the case, Kirkham said.

Family members suspect the poisoning incident may have accelerated
Palminteri's disease, Kirkham said, but Florence Kranitz of the
Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease Foundation in Ohio said there's no evidence
that such a traumatic event can accelerate the disease.

Kranitz said the disease is caused by an infectious protein in the
brain. An extremely rare degenerative brain disorder, between 280 and
300 cases are diagnosed in the United States per year, Kranitz said...

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/9909737.htm?1c

Greetings,

> Frank Palminteri, 53, died of unknown causes Tuesday
>

> The family said he was diagnosed in July,


yep, unknown causes, and it will stay that way until
CJD (all human TSEs) are made reportable NATIONALLY
and a Questionnaire is distributed to ALL asking the right
questions.

> Family members suspect the poisoning incident may have accelerated
> Palminteri's disease, Kirkham said, but Florence Kranitz of the
> Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease Foundation in Ohio said there's no evidence
> that such a traumatic event can accelerate the disease.
>

i agree...


TSS

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