Category: Mad Cow Disease

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Few Mammals Immune To Transmissible Brain Disease Italian and Algerian researchers released new evidence of prion disease in three dromedary camels found in an Algerian slaughterhouse, according to a new study in Emerging Infectious Diseases. The discovery, now being called camel prion disease (CPD), has raised more questions than answers about this deadly illness characterized […]

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Prion Disease Spreading With Infectious Waste Mad cow disease has again raised its ugly head in the United States. Thanks to misinformation and mismanagement by government, the problem will persist. Government and industry representatives announced yesterday that an 11-year-old beef cow in Alabama tested positive for prion disease. Also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), […]

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Sewage Sludge Contaminating Watershed Residents of Canada’s Nicola Valley have said that something stinks about biosolids dumped near homes, rivers, aquifers and crops in their region. They set up roadblocks to stop the practice. A powerful new report backs them up. John Werring, Senior Science Advisor with the environmental group, The Suzuki Foundation, recently came to the […]

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Humans Transmitting Prion Disease To Whales Sick animals and sick people can tell us a lot about the health of our environment. A study in Denmark is raising red flags about prion contamination. There could be a common thread between between the neurodegenerative disease and infectious waste. The whales are serving as canaries in a […]

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Sewage Sludge Spreading Prions More than 50 million people around the world have Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. It’s the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. Alzheimer’s disease is a member of an unstoppable family of neurodegenerative diseases known as Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE). The operative word is “transmissible.” Related diseases are killing wildlife and livestock […]

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Alzheimer’s An Infectious Disease Neurodegenerative disease, including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. Misinformation and mismanagement are contributing to the surge. Alzheimer’s disease alone is killing 50-100 million people now. Experts suggest that the prevalence of brain disease will quadruple by 2050, if not sooner. Death rates from heart disease and cancer are dropping globally […]

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Neurological Disorders In Mammals Four animals in Norway may have mad cow disease, in addition to two confirmed infections. Reindeer in Norway also are contracting prion disease, known as chronic wasting disease. These sick animals are actually just symptoms of a much bigger problem that is already striking humans. Although there are many pathways for […]

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CJD Diagnosed Every Month Murlidhar Ahire lies lifeless in the bedroom of his Vikhroli apartment, while his younger son, Tushar tells us he was an active 69-year-old until two months ago. The retired Air India employee has been diagnosed with Creutzfeldt Jakob disease (CJD), a supposedly rare and deadly neurological brain disorder. Until 10 days […]

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Brain Diseases Linked By Prions By Martha Rosenberg It’s been over ten years since Wisconsin endured a kind of deer holocaust. The terminal deer and elk disease, chronic wasting disease (CWD), descended upon its deer population with such vengeance officials declared CWD eradication zones in which fauns and does would be killed before bucks. Thousands of deer carcasses […]

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Prion Disease A Major Threat The recent case of mad cow disease in California once again has people around the world asking questions about food safety. A constructive analysis requires a broader perspective and a refined focus on the causes of all prion diseases. Contrary to government statements, there is not an isolated case of […]

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Prions Link Neurodegenerative Disease Prion disease is being mismanaged around the globe, which is contributing to the migration, mutation, and exponential growth in the deadly contagion. Our food, water and healthcare systems are now critical pathways that must be guarded much more closely. Not surprisingly, mad cow disease, clinically known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), […]

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