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From: TSS (
Subject: Re: Tests confirm vCJD in suspect patient
Date: November 10, 2004 at 7:26 am PST

In Reply to: Tests confirm vCJD in suspect patient posted by TSS on November 9, 2004 at 6:58 pm:

Ireland suffers first homegrown case of human form of mad cow ...

Halifax Daily News - Halifax,Nova Scotia,Canada
... health department confirmed that the man has never received or donated blood, and has ... A positive diagnosis of vCJD often does not occur until the patient dies ...
Hospital confirms first Irish case of variant CJD

Ireland Online - Dublin,Ireland
... s tonsils indicated the presence of prion, the protein which causes vCJD in humans and ... the man has never had surgery, or given or received blood, doctors said ...

Irish vCJD case confirmed

BBC News - London,England,UK
... Contaminated beef was the cause of most cases in the UK, but transfusion experts believe there is a potential for vCJD to be transmitted through blood or blood ...
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Ireland first case of vCJD, Human form of Mad Cow Disease, Confirmed

Medical News Today Wed, 10 Nov 2004 3:52 AM PST
Irish authorities have confirmed their first case of vCJD, the human form of mad cow disease. The patient, a man in his early twenties, is seriously ill in hospital in Dublin.


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