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Offline Yoko Littner

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vCJD possibility?
« on: March 30, 2014, 06:03:30 AM »
This is my original fear. The primordial fear I've had since a small child. Makes me question eating a steak.

I'm in the U.S. can someone give me the 411 on vCJD and the chances of getting it... How it's contracted...

My fear was HIV for the past 6 months. Still haunts me. But.... Mad Cow? Yikes....
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Re: vCJD possibility?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2014, 06:43:12 AM »
A cow would have to be infected with the disease. Now to explain, there are very strict rules and laws in place. Since the outbreak in the UK many years ago. Food can be traced back to its source these days. There are regular checks done on places that meat is coming from. As in the animals before they are slaughtered. Rules and laws are very tight. Would be a long shot to catch it. Just another fear your mind has created like the HIV fear you had for years.
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