Re: Mad Cow disease, BSE; Justice is served.

In article <4m2u0d$m1f@news.informix.com>, Paul Roberts
<proberts@lynx.informix.com> writes
>Paul Clarke  <paul@denby.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>>                                             [...]    The latest theory
>>(supported by experimental evidence - see The Observer 21/4/96) is that
>>the disease is harboured and spread by hay mites - so that whatever you
>>do as regards killing off infected or suspect animals, the hay mites
>>will spread the disease to any replacement stock!! Rather a worrying
>>scenario - what do we do if it's true!?   
>Go vegetarian, perhaps? A pretty good idea in any case. I see from the 
>paper that the number of BSE/CJD cases in Britain is now up to 14.

Expect about 50 +-25 cases annually of CJD in the UK or around 1 per
million per annum worldwide (ie about 250 cases in US annually).

Vegetarians get CJD as often as you would expect given their numbers
with respect to the general population.

'Oz     "When I knew little, all was certain. The more I learnt,
        the less sure I was. Is this the uncertainty principle?"

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