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Can transmissible spongiform encephalopathy be contracted?

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Dr. Carl Spivak
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Yes

Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy is caused by an infectious protein called prion.
It can be transmitted through blood products or eating contaminated food or inflected organs such as brains.

In brief: Yes

Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy is caused by an infectious protein called prion.
It can be transmitted through blood products or eating contaminated food or inflected organs such as brains.
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