Friday, February 23, 2007

2nd Portugese vCJD Case

There's an item on the AP wire that Portuguese health officials have found what seems to be their second case of "human mad cow disease", also known as vCJD.

CattleNetwork has the low-down:
Laboratory tests indicated a young woman had contracted the human form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease, the General Health Directorate said in a brief statement posted on its Web site.

Officials said the disease could be proved beyond doubt only after death.
That last bit really makes the story.

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