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Recycling Sewage Recycles Brain Disease

Sewage Sludge Spreading Deadly Diseases I wish that I could support wastewater reclamation and the application of sewage sludge (biosolids). Unfortunately, I have reversed course on my position over the past decade and now I only see unacceptable risks. The reason … Continue reading

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Blood Infected With Prions Threatens Public Health

Undiagnosed Victims Are Contagious British officials warn that almost 30,000 Britons carry a dormant form of mad cow disease unknowingly and it may affect the blood supply, the Global Post is reporting. Experts said up to 1,000 people could die … Continue reading

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Horse Slaughter Back In New Mexico

Land Of Enchantment Will Kill Horses About five miles from this southeastern New Mexico town’s famed UFO museum, tucked between dairy farms, is a nondescript metal building that could be home to any number of small agricultural businesses. But Valley … Continue reading

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Chronic Wasting Disease Fueled By Sewage Sludge

Biosolids Spreading Brain Disease By Patrick Durkin Those who think Wisconsin should just “learn to live” with chronic wasting disease are seeing their surrender take shape as “nature takes its course” on our deer herd. In fact, folks near Spring … Continue reading

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North Carolina Confirms 17 Cases Of CJD Since 2011

Three People Die Of CJD In Cleveland County Recently It started with double vision. That’s when Ellen Horton knew something was wrong with her husband, Raymond. The couple was en route back to Shelby from a car show in Pigeon … Continue reading

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Prions Not Stopped By Species Barriers

Prion Disease Killing Many Mammals Prions are known to migrate, mutate and multiply. They become more voracious as they move from one host to another. New research adds to the bank of evidence that a deadly prion is a deadly … Continue reading

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Prions Not Phased By Sewage Treatment Processes

Deadly Prion Proteins Survive Wastewater Treatment Process By Michael Woods Scientists in Wisconsin are reporting in a paper scheduled for the July 1 issue of ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology that typical wastewater treatment processes do not degrade prions. Prions, rogue … Continue reading

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More Mismanagement of Deadly Mad Cow Disease

Prion Pathogen Highly Contagious After eight years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reopened the comment period for its rule on what cow parts may be used in human products Monday because research completed since the interim rule was … Continue reading

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More Chronic Wasting Disease Found In Texas

Chronic Wasting Disease Spreading In Texas With the help of hunters, nearly 300 tissue samples were collected for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing from mule deer. All deer were killed in the Trans Pecos region of West Texas during the … Continue reading

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Indonesia Bans U.S. Beef Over Mad Cow Disease

Indonesia Closes Ports To American Beef When authorities discovered a case of mad cow disease in Hanford, California last year, Indonesia became the first nation to ban beef from the United States. The fallout was immediate, and U.S. beef sales to … Continue reading

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CJD Exposure Horrifies Brain Cancer Patient

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Contaminates Surgical Instruments With Prions Five years after 43 surgery patients were warned that they might have been infected with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) from contaminated instruments, some are still reeling from its impacts. For New Zealander Danielle Lambermon … Continue reading

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Japan Will Ease Mad Cow Disease Restrictions on U.S. Beef

Pathogen Behind Mad Cow Disease Unstoppable For only the second time in ten years, Japan will further ease restrictions on U.S. beef imports starting to allow entry of beef and beef products from cattle less than 30 months of age. … Continue reading

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