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Mad Cow Infected Blood 'to kill 1000'

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Beaaware Mon 29-Apr-13 16:54:40

caroldecker Mon 29-Apr-13 21:19:59


MiniTheMinx Tue 30-Apr-13 11:54:57

I can't read it because of the pay wall. I would like to though.

iclaudius Tue 30-Apr-13 11:56:29

Link not eirking

YoniMontana Tue 30-Apr-13 11:58:08 Link

sparkle12mar08 Tue 30-Apr-13 12:12:34

How did I know this was going to be you, I wonder?...

LadyBeagleEyes Tue 30-Apr-13 12:24:17

Not you again.

Mirage Tue 30-Apr-13 12:28:57

Beaware you really need to get some help.Your obsession isn't healthy.

MiniTheMinx Tue 30-Apr-13 14:47:31

Beaware lost her son because of the government incompetence and corporate greed that allowed the sale of infected meat. You lot are so rude. I would love to read it but can't, I don't want to purchase a sub to the telegraph.

edam Tue 30-Apr-13 15:37:44

Good grief, I had no idea Beware had lost her son. How terrible.

The statement from the Dept of Health in the Telegraph story does look horribly complacent. It takes 15-20 years to incubate FFS of course we need to do everything we can to screen blood supplies! It would be an appalling tragedy if the current government caused another wave of suffering and terrible deaths by repeating the complacency of the last Tory govt.

DreamsTurnToGoldDust Tue 30-Apr-13 15:50:23

I`ve seen Beeware post on this subject often. Beeware, I am so sorry that you have lost your son to BSE.

I do agree that we dont know enough about BSE, as far as I know there is or van be a long incubation period, which is worrying. Is there current research going on now?

claig Tue 30-Apr-13 17:35:12

Well said, Mini.
How stupid can people be.

Beaaware knows much more about BSE than most other people and she is warning ignorant people about it for their own safety.

bootsycollins Tue 30-Apr-13 17:40:26

Be I'm so sorry about your son. That link is terrifying.

MiniTheMinx Tue 30-Apr-13 18:59:09

could someone pleeeeeease tell me what is in the article smile

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matilda101 Tue 30-Apr-13 19:07:20

If CJD was caused by eating infected meat there would have been thousands more deaths spanning over a lot more years than have done.

infamouspoo Tue 30-Apr-13 19:08:14

having had a blood transfusion I'd like to read it too

MiniTheMinx Tue 30-Apr-13 19:08:55

TeamEdward, oh thank you smile I will have a read now.

infamouspoo Tue 30-Apr-13 19:09:27


MiniTheMinx Tue 30-Apr-13 19:19:51

So, if I am reading this right, they already have a blood test and they could already test potential donors even if they don't screen all the blood. If they are taking blood, can they not take a blood test on the people that donate?

edam Tue 30-Apr-13 22:56:21

matilda, seriously, you think you know better than the Royal College of Physicians? CJD is caused by eating meat contaminated with BSE. That is a fact. It is also a fact that there have been remarkably few cases, thank heavens, despite widespread exposure - each case is a tragedy, but there are not as many as you might expect. We've been lucky. However, we may not continue to be lucky. It is possible that receiving contaminated blood, rather than eating contaminated food, may be a more efficient way of transmitting CJD, for instance.

The Dept of Health is being appallingly complacent by assuming we can just cross our fingers and hope there aren't too many blood donors carrying CJD.

MajorDivvy Tue 30-Apr-13 23:12:47

Really wish I hadn't read this now! sad
I had a blood transfusion 4 years ago when I had my son and I'm now worried sick as I've always had depression and anxiety anyway, but have recently started to get extra moody and paranoid, tired and sometimes feel dizzy! sad

I realise this is probably down to lack of sleep or being busy but.......... So paranoid now!!! sad

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