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How can you cure mad cow disease?

Incurable. The onset of "mad cow disease" or bovine spongiform encephalopathy symptoms is sudden and the progress is rapid. Many attempts have been made to alter the fatal course of the disease, with a notable lack of success. Read more...
Currently you can't. There are currently no medications available to treat/cure (vcjd) mad cow disease. One should avoid beef from area that have been identified as having diseased livestock. There is an active surveillance program in most developed countries that export beef. Read more...

I hate taking medicine. What can I do to treat mad cow disease?

Nothing. Unfortunately, mad cow disease, a prion disease, has no cure and no real treatment to slow it's progression. The treatments used are for symptoms, such as aggression, delusions, insomnia, etc. Plus, supportive care for daily activities becomes more and more necessary as the illness advances. Read more...

Help! Should I be tested for mad cow disease. Going mad. All I do is worry!?

Unlikely. Mad cow disease is quite rare. The symptoms are rapid memory loss and cognitive dysfunction, motor complications like myoclonus and a rapid course. There can be personality changes and mood changes. However, isolated anxiety is more likely isolated anxiety. If you are really worried see you family doctor so he/she can get a history to see if your symptoms match. Read more...

How can I get tested for mad cow disease (crutzfeld-jakob) or dementia?

Well. For dementia, your family doctor, for mad cow...A neurologist, you will need a neurological exam, an eeg and especially a lumbar puncture done by a neurologist with experience in prion diseases. Read more...

Where are you most likely to be exposed to mad cow disease?

Almost no where. None of the countries have endemic vcjd. You may consult this site. http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/cjd/index.htm. Read more...