Friday, February 10, 2012

Marin Mad Cow disease

  • MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Marin County public health officials say two people have been diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob, a human form of mad cow disease. One of them has died. The disease has no cure and it is always fatal.
  • (Abc Local Web)
  • Yikes. So, a 59-year-old San Rafael woman died in recent weeks of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a.k.a. mad-cow disease, and a second woman in Marin County has been diagnosed with it.
  • (SFist)
  • It affects one in a million people. A variant form is commonly known as mad cow disease, contracted by eating meat from an infected animal. The Marin Independent Journal reports that one of the Marin patients, 59-year-old Aline Shaw, died on Jan. 27.
  • (KGO-AM810)
  • One of the victims has died, the Marin Independent Journal reported from eating beef from cattle with bovine spongiform encephalopathy, known as mad cow disease. BSE is caused by protein fragments known as prions.
  • (United Press International)
  • Technicals—none.
  • (Marin Independent Journal)

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