CJD

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BSE, mad cow disease, meat, Britain, epidemic, cattle, Referat, Hausaufgabe, CJD
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CJD The human form of BSE (mad cow disease) is called CJD. A 74-year-old man who died of CJD was the oldest person do perish of new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Scientists had believed that it was a disease of young people. But this death in a different age group has shown that more people may be at risk than previously thought. Most of the 85 victims of the disease, for which there is no cure, were under 30. The youngest was 12. Up until now, scientists believed that younger people were more likely to get vCJD from eating infected beef because they ate more junk food, such as hamburgers, which use poorer quality meat. The BSE agent is known to be present in offal rather than muscle meat, such as steaks. Another theory is that young people have more active immune systems which ...

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