Recycling Sewage Recycles Brain Disease

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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 for my reversal is a microscopic protein particle called a prion. The problem is that

Blood Infected With Prions Threatens Public Health

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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 from receiving infected blood via tainted blood donations. A study published this month by the

Horse Slaughter Back In New Mexico

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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 Meat Co. is no longer just another agricultural business. It’s a former cattle slaughterhouse whose

Chronic Wasting Disease Fueled By Sewage Sludge

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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 Green are living the realities of such clichés. One farmer in the Wyoming valley of

North Carolina Confirms 17 Cases Of CJD Since 2011

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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 Forge, Tenn., in September. She described his driving as erratic. “He was all over the

Prions Not Stopped By Species Barriers

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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 prion and they know no borders between species. For years, food safety experts and wildlife

Prions Not Phased By Sewage Treatment Processes

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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 proteins that cause incurable brain infections such as Mad Cow disease and its human equivalent,

More Mismanagement of Deadly Mad Cow Disease

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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 published has revealed traces of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and deadly prions in parts of

More Chronic Wasting Disease Found In Texas

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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 2012-13 season. Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory and National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) have

Indonesia Bans U.S. Beef Over Mad Cow Disease

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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 Indonesia plummeted to nearly nothing. Much to the satisfaction of cattle producers in states such

CJD Exposure Horrifies Brain Cancer Patient

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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 the exposure might yet cost her her life. Like others, the 26-year-old says she has been

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

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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. They will implement the new regulation on February 1, 2013.Previously, a 2006 restriction limited U.S.