Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

Factbox: Mad Cow and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:37:24 -0700 (Reuters) – Mad cow disease, scientifically known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), is a fatal neurological disease in cattle caused by an abnormal form of a prion protein that destroys the brain and spinal cord. The disease was first identified in Great Britain in 1986, although research suggests that the first infections may have spontaneously occurred in the 1970s. The disease is …

Mad cow disease discovered in California animal, but food supply declared safe

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 23:30:18 -0700 The first American case of mad cow disease since 2006 was found this week in a dairy cow in California, but the animal had not been slaughtered for food, government officials said. Known formally as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, the infection decimated English cattle herds in the 1980s and 1990s. It was also linked to about 225 cases worldwide of a fatal human brain aliment known as …

Mad cow disease found in California; no human threat seen

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:37:24 -0700 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. authorities reported the first U.S. case of mad cow disease in six years on Tuesday and quickly assured consumers and global importers that meat from the California dairy cow did not enter the food chain. John Clifford, the USDA's chief veterinary officer, said the case was "atypical" and that there was "no cause for alarm" from the animal. Cows can contract the …



Mad Cow Disease Confirmed In California – Staying Healthy News …

Though eating contaminated meat or some other animal products from cattle with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is thought to be the cause of a fatal brain disease called variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in …

Mad Cow Disease Found In California: What Are The Risks To …

The United States Department of Agriculture has just confirmed the country's fourth case of mad cow disease, according to news reports. The case was a dairy cow in central California, Reuters reported.

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8 Responses to Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

  • Anonymous says:

    Mad Cow Disease And Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Is There Any Difference Between Them? Are they same??
    My Doctor ask me to make a report about jacob disease
    but when i searched in the net i found mad cow disease and cow pictures sooooooo really iam confused ..and i do not know that if mad cow and jacob are same or both occur in human plzz help!!!

  • Romeo says:

    Neurologists Out There? Hi, I was just wondering:
    For example, if a grandfather has Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and he was tested positive for the genetic mutation for it – will his sons/daughters and grandchildren get the disease?

    • Curator says:

      Only 5-10% of CJ disease cases have been inherited; so it is not the most likely cause of the disease. However, it is an autosomal dominant trait when it is passed down, meaning it is more likely to be expressed if it is genetically inherited.

  • Anonymous says:

    Risk And Family History Of Genetic Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease? So, they say that genetic form of this disease is a type of disease that is spread through genetics and family history is necessary.

    In my family nobody on the father’s side nobody had it as far as I know (and I know many cousins), and on the mother’s side too. I don’t know many relatives on the mother’s side though, but:

    – my mom doesn’t have it

    – her sister / my aunt either

    – my sister either

    – according to my mother’s words her mother also didn’t have it although she told me that she had “weak nerves” when she was old (but that doesn’t point to CJD, I hope)

    – A couple of grandma’s cousins that my mother knows don’t have it and didn’t have it.

    – I only don’t know about my grandmother’s sister, as she lived in a different country (Sweden), and my mother knows that she died but doesn’t know from which disease and how.

    Is this that I know enough to say that I don’t have risk for genetic CJD and no family history, or it is not enough and I may be at risk?

  • Anonymous says:

    Can Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease Be Transmitted Through Saliva? For example if some of us got in contact with a saliva of an infected CJD person? Is there any risk of developing CJD that way?

  • Anonymous says:

    Not Diagnosed With Alzeihmer Or CJD, But I Need Your Opinion About That, And About The Genetic Risk? My granny who died from a heart failure (she was quite fat and her body was full of water which the doctors said caused the heart attack) at the age of 64 had a slight personality change and fell into a complete depression after my grandpa died in 2003. She didn’t want to drink her pills and wanted to die……… She died 3 years after my grandpa in 2006 and 3 years after falling into this state of depression.

    She was in a hospital some months before she died ( on 2 occassions), because ofproblems with water in her body, heart and because of the depression. She was all frightened at night when she heard numerous sounds that someone will break into her house….

    In one case I remember she got out of the house without saying anything to us who were with her, and we were all wondering why did she leave the room without any explanation. She went outside and then came back like nothing happened. She also had 1 mild stroke, as my mom tells me, and had a paresis on the lower lip.

    Before she died she complained to my mother that her legs hurt a lot (they were swelled because of the water in her body) and couldn’t stand for long. …..Nothing was actually pointing out that she would die soon, but she did die of a myocardial heart attack in the hospital and the doctors said the water suffocated her.

    Does all this sound like CJD or Alzheimer and should I be afraid of it even though her diagnosis was not a neurological disorder or anything like CJD, Alzheimer’s etc….. but she had only depression of the symptoms that CJD usually has? I don’t know if that paranoia and wandering can be classified as dementia, because she was suffering from depression as well, but she didn’t forget things. And should I be scared of the genetic form of these diseases (Creutzfeldt Jakob and Alzheimer), even though I don’t know anyone else having it? Though my mom says that her grandmother had problem with nerves in the old age, but she didn’t say it was some of these diseases.

    What is your opinion?

  • Misscariage says:

    Woud Someone Like To Help Me And Grade My Analysis Of An Arguement Essay? The essayis based on a MODEST PROPOSAL BY JONATHAN SWIFt

    A Not So Modest Proposal
    Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” is a satire that suggest that in order for the population in Ireland be controlled, children should be harvested as food. Overpopulation is a ever haunting predicament but Swift’s proposal is not only gruesome but also full of immoral actions towards dealing with such a “epidemic”. Overpopulation is a problem that we will eventually come across with when the world starts becoming starved of all its resources.
    In the preceding statement, Swift make his argument by stating that most efficient way to deal with overpopulation and poverty, is by selling children for food, like poultry. Although his claim may well have value, the author presents a poorly reasoned argument, based on several questionable premises and assumptions, and based solely on the evidence the author offers, I cannot accept his argument as valid. Passing humans as kosher is not only morally wrong but also inhumane. A world envisioned with the countless screams of newborn’s being butchered would not set well with anyone with a soul. Not only that but most human’s have surpassed the regular instincts of any wild animal, one would feel nothing but disgust while staring at the fresh corpse or limbs of a human baby. Obviously if by some supernatural miracle this plan was set into motion, this train would crash the moment it was placed on the tracks.
    The primary issue with the author’s reasoning lies in his unsubstantiated premises.
    It is agreed by many that overpopulation is a reality that is slowly becoming a burden upon the human lifestyle, but is his equation for solving the problem the right one? Of course not, (para. 4)“ I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing and wholesome food, whether stewed roasted baked or broiled”. This does not my mouth water at all and in fact it has been proven that eating the brain of a human being can cause Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and bovine spongiform encephalopathy. Also in (para.3) “it will prevent those voluntary abortions”. I agree it would have an effect on the rate of abortions each year but where is he getting at with this? Either way this problem is served on a plate it will still end up the same way, murder. Also there is a possibility that this may increase abortions, what mother would want to see their child on a plate? The basis of Swift’s argument lacks any sort of evidentiary support and render his conclusion unacceptable.
    In addition the author makes several assumptions that remain unproven (para.5)“the poor tenants will have something valuable for their own”. This would be possible, gain for the tenants but , it is possible that the owners of the tenants would take the spoils that the tenants made from selling offspring. (para. 5) He weakens assumptions by saying “This food would likewise bring great custom to taverns”. Im sure with any other dish rather than human this would be a nice idea but in order for this idea to sell, all the “fine gentlemen” would have to be cannibalistic, which im sure plenty of the “fine gentlemen” disagree with. Swift utterly weakens his argument by making assumptions and failing to provide explication.
    In sum, the author’s illogical argument is based on unsupported premises and unsubstantiated assumptions that render his conclusion invalid. If the author truly hopes to change his readers’ minds on the issue, he would have to largely restructure his argument, fix the flaws in his judgment, clearly, provide evidentiary support, and elaborate on his assumptions. Without these things, his poorly reasoned argument will likely only a handful of few people.

    • Curator says:

      1) you need to proofread it and correct the silly mistakes. in the first paragraph alone we have
      [corrections inserted in square brackets]:
      – a satire that suggest[s]
      – in Ireland [to] be controlled
      – is a[n] ever
      – come across with [delete with] when

      2) The wiriting is very awkward and exceedingly verbose. Perhaps the assignment calls for a minimum number of words which led you to add “filler”.

      3) You begin be recognizing the work was a satire, but apparently you don’t understand what that means.

      I would give a very low grade. Don’t you just love that final sentence: “Without these things, his poorly reasoned argument will likely only a handful of few people.”

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