Texas Patient Dies of Mad Cow Variant, but Officials Say Not to Worry

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State and federal health officials have confirmed that a Texas patient has died of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a rare and fatal brain disorder "associated with beef consumption overseas."

"There are no Texas public health concerns or threats associated with this case," the Texas Department of State Health Services posted on its site. The identity and location of the patient -- who is only the fourth case of variant CJD in the U.S. -- have not been released.

"First described in 1996 in the United Kingdom, variant CJD is a rare, degenerative, fatal brain disorder in humans," according to a Centers for Disease Control press release. "It is believed to be caused by consumption of products from cows with the disease bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or 'mad cow' disease)."

The Texas patient, like the other three patients who died from the disease, was likely infected outside of the U.S., officials say.

"The history of this fourth patient includes extensive travel to Europe and the Middle East," according to Texas officials.

The CDC reports that "worldwide, more than 220 variant CJD patients have been reported, with a majority of them in the United Kingdom (177 cases) and France (27 cases)."

The CDC also states that "a classic form of CJD, which is not caused by the BSE agent, occurs worldwide, including in the United States. Annually, for every 1 million people in the United States, 1 to 2 develops classic CJD."


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Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: Mad cow disease-related death confirmed in Texas    


another mad cow cover up in the USA. I have already spoken with Dr. Fischer, and he said he could not speak about it, not even the age. looks pretty suspicious to the public. just saying. we all know they know the age. but from past history of Texas and mad cow disease, the cover ups therefrom (documented), and strange mysterious new tse prion disease in the very young Texas, a familial type prion disease in the very young in Texas, that is linked to NO family genetic makeup of that family, ...let me just post this to you for your files Ma’am, please read all the way to the bottom. you should then see why the public, especially the family members of the CJD TSE prion victims, loved ones. look, I am not anti meat. I am a meat eater. just don’t like prions. watch mom do everything that lady in the movie the exorcist did, except spin her head 360 degrees on her shoulder. mom levitated in bed jerking so bad, screaming what’s wrong with me, why can’t I stop this, while three adults, including me, trying to hold her down, then my government says that this disease does not happen in the USA, it’s a foreign animal disease. then I got to digging. I find what our fine federal friends told me were not always true, well, very seldom ways, if you read all the science. anyway, file this away, trash it, pass it around, but the history of the mad cow follies in Texas I provide in this link is damning, official documents. transmission studies, and such. you might find interest. or not...wasted days and wasted nights...freddy fender    



Monday, June 02, 2014  



nvcjd human BSE aka mad cow disease Texas  


fact is, BSE cases in Europe of the past years have dropped dramatically due to feed ban that was enforced, and extensive BSE testing, in large numbers. just the opposite has happened in the USA. it’s all been documented. there is ample evidence that there is as much of a chance (if not more), that this victim contracted human mad cow disease from sources right here in the USA. this PR push to alienate a USA source factor for human BSE in the USA is a PR stunt by the USDA inc., and not justified now, in my opinion. compare BSE testing figures in the EU compared to the USA, compare mad cow feed ban breaches, and you will see. hell, the 2004 enhanced BSE surveillance program was flawed so bad, the top Prion God at the NIH TSE prion expert Paul Brown, says he does not trust anything from the USDA since Texas covered up a mad cow for 7 months, on a 48 hour confirmation turn around. it’s all documented below in link. USDA inc shut down the mad cow testing after so many atypical BSE cases started showing up.  



yes, another foreigner comes to the USA, or another USA citizens does some traveling, and all of a sudden, it’s a foreign disease. evidently, these folks never eat anything in the USA, and contracts nvcjd. right. just like the last one in 2005. really? here are the facts of the TEXAS MAD COW, MAD COW FEED in Texas, CJD CLUSTER in Texas, CJD CASE IN 38 YEAR OLD WOMAN THAT APPARENTLY WORKED ON THE SLAUGHTER LINE FOR TYSON in Texas, AND OTHER STRANGE TSE PRION DISEASE IN VERY YOUNG VICTIMS HERE IN TEXAS with long duration of illness from onset of clinical symptoms to death, CALLED SPORADIC FFI (except it is not linked to any genetic make up of that family), another nvcjd victim back in 2005 in Texas, apparently another UK victim that had moved to Texas, and never ate anything. these are the facts as I have come to know them (official documents), since hvcjd took my mom in December of 1997. just made a promise to mom, never forget, and never let them forget, the rest of the story, the truth you don’t hear about. ...  



Monday, June 02, 2014  


Confirmed Human BSE aka mad cow Variant CJD vCJD or nvCJD Case in Texas  

http://vcjd.blogspot.com/2014/06/confirmed-variant-cjd-case-in-texas.html  



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