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How rare is mad cow disease?

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Dr. Idan Sharon
Neurology
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In brief: MAD COW DISEASE

Although cjd (creutzfeld jacob disease = mad cow)is the most common human prion disease, it is still rare, occurring in about one out of every one million people every year. It usually affects people aged 45–75, most commonly appearing in people between the ages of 60–65.

In brief: MAD COW DISEASE

Although cjd (creutzfeld jacob disease = mad cow)is the most common human prion disease, it is still rare, occurring in about one out of every one million people every year. It usually affects people aged 45–75, most commonly appearing in people between the ages of 60–65.
Dr. Idan Sharon
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: The epizooic of

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy in the uk primarily is essentially over and there have been no human equivalents (so called variant creutzfeldt-jacob syndrome).

In brief: The epizooic of

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy in the uk primarily is essentially over and there have been no human equivalents (so called variant creutzfeldt-jacob syndrome).
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: Rare

From my reading, there has been a single human case in the usa, one in ireland, a few hundred in the united kingdom because of the unsafe cattle farming practices in the past, and very few elsewhere.
By contrast, maybe one person in a million each year gets a classic prion disease such as cjd.

In brief: Rare

From my reading, there has been a single human case in the usa, one in ireland, a few hundred in the united kingdom because of the unsafe cattle farming practices in the past, and very few elsewhere.
By contrast, maybe one person in a million each year gets a classic prion disease such as cjd.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Rare except for..

The huge outbreak of the disease about 2 decades ago in the uk that spilled over into europe.
Very few cases in the usa. In the wake of this, a human disease, called varient creutzfeldt-jakob disease, was linked to eating contaminated beef. Several hundred cases have occurred in europe but none have been acquired in the usa.

In brief: Rare except for..

The huge outbreak of the disease about 2 decades ago in the uk that spilled over into europe.
Very few cases in the usa. In the wake of this, a human disease, called varient creutzfeldt-jakob disease, was linked to eating contaminated beef. Several hundred cases have occurred in europe but none have been acquired in the usa.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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