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Can you get prion diseases by eating anything other than brains?

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In brief: Yes

Infectious types of prions have even been found in muscle tissue.
But it's not that they could concentrate there adequately to cause infection. The entire biosphere has a substratum of prions with which all biological systems are in equilibrium. For infection to occur, this equilibrium must be tipped adversely which is hard to do. Feeding prion infected beef back to cattle can do, or cannibalism.

In brief: Yes

Infectious types of prions have even been found in muscle tissue.
But it's not that they could concentrate there adequately to cause infection. The entire biosphere has a substratum of prions with which all biological systems are in equilibrium. For infection to occur, this equilibrium must be tipped adversely which is hard to do. Feeding prion infected beef back to cattle can do, or cannibalism.
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Dr. Sam Gandy
Neurology

In brief: Possiby organ meats

Prions travel through the immune system and may be found in the spleen.
Any organ that accumulates prions can be the source of an infection.

In brief: Possiby organ meats

Prions travel through the immune system and may be found in the spleen.
Any organ that accumulates prions can be the source of an infection.
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