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Mad cow disease-related
death confirmed in Texas

CNN, by Jacque Wilson

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 6/6/2014 4:46:08 AM

Mad cow disease has caused a fourth death in the United States, health officials say. Lab tests have confirmed that a patient in Texas who recently died had Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Variant CJD is a fatal brain disorder linked to eating beef from cattle with mad cow disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a press release. Variant CJD was first identified in the United Kingdom in 1996, according to the CDC. Worldwide more than 220 cases have been reported, the majority in Europe. CDC officials said this is only the fourth case to be reported in the United

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 6/6/2014 9:27:21 AM     (No. 9875315)

A business associate of my husband´s died of CJD a couple of years ago. They think he got it in England, from eating the beef there.

He was sick for a few months before he died.

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