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Can i get cjd from eating pork brain?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Probably not: The prion that causes cjd does not seem to relate to animal vectors other than the variation called mad cow disease in england. However, partially or incompletely cooked pork products can infect with cysticercosis, the pork tapeworm, a problem which is associated with epilepsy in mexico.
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Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher commented
Neurology 35 years experience
Also trichinosis, which is no fun either.
Nov 16, 2014

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