by Robert Cohen
Saturday, June 12, 1999: If you visited England and ate
meat or drank milk,
do NOT donate blood!
Mad cow disease is no laughing matter. Thousands of
Americans have died of
an Alzheimer's-type of disease called CJD, Cruetzfeldt-Jacob disease.
brains slowly turn into a sponge-like mass and deteriorate.
Last week Americans received this warning:
GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) - At least some Americans who
frequently at the height of the mad cow disease scare should be
donate blood back home, a federal panel recommended Wednesday. The
advisers to the Food and Drug Administration expressed concern about a
theoretical risk that a similar human brain disease might be able to
through blood. Panel members stressed their vote did not mean that
travelers to Britain are at risk of getting a fatal illness linked to
disease or of spreading it through their blood. The problem is
know if the illness can be spread that way.
PRION - The substance in milk or meat, which causes this
condition, cannot be destroyed by 1000 degree heat. Its incubation
be as long as thirty years.
GOT MILK? - Drink body fluids from cows, or eat their
flesh, and you might very
well be ingesting a ticking time bomb.
Go on to The Truth About Hog Farms
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