Tennessee father-of-four, 33, dies from 'human form of mad cow disease'
Tony Gibson, 33, from Lebanon, Tennessee, was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in May 2018. After being given one year to live, he passed away at a nursing home on January 30. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poland detects mad cow disease on farm: OIE
Poland has reported a case of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) among cattle on a farm near the Czech border, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New skin test detects prion infection before symptoms appear
(Case Western Reserve University) Prions can infect both humans and animals, causing Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in humans, mad cow disease in cattle, and chronic wasting disease in elk and deer. The infectious, misfolded protein particles often go undetected as they destroy brain tissue, causing memory loss, mobility issues, and ultimately death. Preclinical detection of prions has proven difficult, but new research suggests skin samples hold early signs of prion disease that precede neurologic symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Toxic biosolids linked to deadly prion-related illnesses like mad cow disease
(Natural News) Could deadly viruses hiding in the toxic “biosolids” that are being spread all over America’s food crops be at the root of the current epidemic of dementia? According to biosolids expert Craig Monk, there’s strong evidence to suggest so. During a recent behind-the-scenes interview he gave as part of the Brighteon Films Biosludged... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mad Cow Disease Diagnosed in Tennessee Man
A 32-year-old Tennessee man has been diagnosed with the rare human form of mad cow disease, also known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man diagnosed with human form of 'mad cow' disease
The human form of 'mad cow' disease affects one in a million people. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Tennessee man diagnosed with human form of 'mad cow' disease: What you should know
The human form of 'mad cow' disease affects one in a million people. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: What is Mad Cow disease?
Mad Cow disease, or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in the human form, is a progressive neurological condition. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Tennessee father-of-four given one year to live after diagnosed with rare form of mad cow disease
Tony Gibson, 33, from Lebanon, Tennessee, suddenly became very forgetful last year. Doctors diagnosed him with a rare, degenerative brain disorder known as 'human mad cow disease'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Detecting prions in eyes
Scientists detected abnormal prion proteins in multiple parts of the eye in people who died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eye Testing May Aid Early Diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Eye Testing May Aid Early Diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
The presence and levels of prions in the retina, cornea, and other parts of the eye could open a clinical window into early detection of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

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The presence and levels of prions in the retina, cornea, and other parts of the eye could open a clinical window into early detection of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Eyes of CJD patients show evidence of prions
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) NIH scientists and colleagues have found evidence of the infectious agent of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in the eyes of deceased CJD patients. The finding suggests that the eye may be a source for early CJD diagnosis and raises questions about the safety of routine eye exams and corneal transplants. Sporadic CJD, a fatal neurodegenerative prion disease of humans, is untreatable and difficult to diagnose. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The eyes have it
(University of California - San Diego) By the time symptoms of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD) are typically discovered, death is looming and inevitable. In a new study, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine with colleagues at the National Institutes of Health and UC San Francisco, report finding tell-tale evidence of the condition's infectious agent in the eyes of deceased sCJD patients, making the eye a potential source for both early CJD detection and prevention of disease transmission. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease spreads prions throughout the eyes, researchers find
(American Society for Microbiology) Researchers recently studied the eyes of 11 people with sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD), the most common and well-known prion disorder. This week in mBio, they report finding prion seeds -- the infectious proteins that cause the disease -- spread throughout the eyes of all the patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scotland's mad cow disease case was a one-off: Tests reveal other cattle do NOT carry the disease 
Out of the five cows analysed on Boghead Farm in Lumsden, near Huntly, Aberdeenshire, only one came back as positive for BSE in what is thought to be a 'sporadic' incident. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kuru disease: What is CANNIBAL infection and how is it spread?
KURU, dubbed a 'zombie disease', shares a link with mad cow disease. What causes Kuru and how does it spread? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is BSE (aka mad cow disease)?
An explanation of the disease - after a case of BSE is confirmed at a farm in Aberdeenshire. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mad cow disease may have come from 'contaminated food' on Scottish farm
A case of mad cow disease has been confirmed on a farm in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, in what is Scotland's first case of the infection since 2008 and the first in the UK since 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mad cow disease is found on a farm in Scotland as area is placed into lockdown
A case of mad cow disease has been confirmed on a farm in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, in what is Scotland's first case of the infection since 2008 and the first in the UK since 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scottish government identifies case of mad cow disease
Scotland's government said on Thursday that a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, had been discovered on a farm in Aberdeenshire. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New York hunter, 61, dies after eating SQUIRREL BRAINS
A 61-year-old man from Rochester, New York, was diagnosed with, and later died from, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in 2015 after he ate squirrel brains that were contaminated with infectious proteins. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease to receive experimental treatment
For the first time, a patient with the rare, fatal brain disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob will be given an antibody compound developed in London. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mad cow disease found in a Florida animal, USDA reports  
The USDA confirmed Wednesday that one animal intended to be used for beef in Florida had mad cow disease, bu says it has put down the animal and seen no evidence of brain wasting in people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida finds atypical mad cow case, no human threat seen
A 6-year-old beef cow in Florida tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New & Resurgent Infectious Diseases Can Have Far-reaching Economic Repercussions
DAVID E. BLOOM is the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, DANIEL CADARETTE is a research assistant, and JP SEVILLA is a research associate, all at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.By David E. Bloom, Daniel Cadarette and JP SevillaWASHINGTON DC, Jul 3 2018 (IPS)Infectious diseases and associated mortality have abated, but they remain a significant threat throughout the world.We continue to fight both old pathogens, such as the plague, that have troubled humanity for millennia and new pathogens, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), that have mutated or spilled over ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David E. Bloom and JP Sevilla Tags: Active Citizens Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Low mood, visual hallucinations, and falls - heralding the onset of rapidly progressive probable sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in a 73-year old: a case report - Klotz DM, Penfold RS.
BACKGROUND: Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is a rare and rapidly fatal neurodegenerative disease. Since clinicians may see only very few cases during their professional career, it is important to be familiar with the clinical presentation and progression, to pe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Update: Dura Mater Graft –Associated Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease — Japan, 1975–2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The bright side of an infectious protein
(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) Prions are self-propagating protein aggregates that can be transmitted between cells. The aggregates are associated with human diseases. Indeed, pathological prions cause mad cow disease and in humans Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The aggregation of prion-like proteins is also associated with neurodegeneration as in ALS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Prions found in skin of people with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Researchers detected abnormal prion proteins in the skin of people who died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The results suggest that skin samples might be used to detect prion disease. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spain reports atypical mad cow disease on farm: OIE
PARIS (Reuters) - Spain has reported case of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) on a farm in the Castile and Leon region, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Alan Dickinson obituary
Geneticist who carried out groundbreaking research into the behaviour of diseases including scrapie and CJDThe geneticist Alan Dickinson, who has died aged 87, was aware even as a young man that he might not live to answer the question that dominated his career: what causes mind-rotting diseases such as scrapie in sheep and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in people? Such was the risk faced by a scientist who in the 1950s chose to specialise in a field then known as “slow viruses”.As these disorders, joined in the 1980s by mad cow disease, were reclassified over the years as transmissible spongiform encephalopat...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Emily Green Tags: Genetics Health BSE Society Rural affairs Source Type: news

Abnormal Proteins Discovered in Skin of Patients With Rare Brain Disease
Finding so-called prions in skin samples may lead to early diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. But the discovery also hints at possible risks from surgery. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Mad Cow Disease (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) Chronic Wasting Disease Brain Nobel Prizes National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases University of California, San Francisco Source Type: news

NIH scientists and collaborators find prion protein in skin of CJD patients
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) NIAID scientists and collaborators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have detected abnormal prion protein in the skin of several people who died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). The scientists also exposed healthy mice to skin extracts from two CJD patients, and all developed prion disease. The study results raise questions about the possible transmissibility of prion diseases via medical procedures involving skin, and whether skin samples might be used to detect prion disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Getting under the skin of prion disorders
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Infectious prion proteins -- the causative agents of the fatal neurodegenerative disorder Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease -- can be detected in the skin of afflicted individuals, researchers now report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers find infectious prions in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease patient skin
(Case Western Reserve University) In a Science Translational Medicine study published today, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers found that CJD patients also harbor infectious prions in their skin, albeit at lower levels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Brain cell advance brings fresh hope for CJD therapies
(University of Edinburgh) Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have developed a new system to study Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the laboratory, paving the way for research to find treatments for the fatal brain disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Diabetes could be spread through toxic meat like mad cow disease
A new study inJournal of Experimental Medicine suggests diabetes may be spread through meat or blood transfusions by means of misshapen proteins.The Times (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Is diabetes infectious? It may be spread through meat
Researchers from the University of Texas found that ingesting protein 'seeds' may be responsible for diabetes, similar to the spread of mad cow disease from cattle to humans via infected beef. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alabama finds atypical mad cow case, no human threat seen
(Reuters) - An 11-year-old cow in Alabama tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mad Cow Disease in California
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 3, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Two older drugs could be 'repurposed' to fight dementia
Conclusion This early stage experimental research has demonstrated a beneficial neurological effect of trazodone and dibenzoylmethane on mice with diseases mimicking neurodegenerative diseases. It is important to acknowledge that this is animal research and therefore the drugs might not have the same effect when they are trialled on humans. That being said, trazodone is already an approved drug for depression and sleep problems and has therefore already passed safety tests. If the mechanisms of neurodegeneration in humans and mice are similar, it is possible trazodone could be used in the future in treating Alzheimer's and...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Older people Neurology Medication Source Type: news

Spain finds atypical mad cow case, sees no trade curbs
PARIS/MADRID (Reuters) - Spain has confirmed a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease, in the northwestern province of Castilla y Leon, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Spain confirms atypical mad cow case: OIE
PARIS (Reuters) - Spain has confirmed a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease, in the northwestern province of Castilla y Leon, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Prion Test For Rare, Fatal Brain Disease Helps Families Cope
Scientists now have a fairly noninvasive way to test for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare form of dementia. A similar test, they say, might offer earlier diagnoses of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.(Image credit: Keith Negley for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rae Ellen Bichell Source Type: news

Could Mad Cow Disease be about to return?
Tests carried out on an 18-year-old animal that died on a farm in County Galway, Ireland, found that it had bovine spongiform encephalopathy. But experts say there is no risk to meat lovers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ireland reports 'mad cow' case, says no risk to health
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland said on Wednesday that a dead cow had been confirmed as having bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), known as mad cow disease, but said it had not entered the food chain and there was no risk to human health or beef's trade status. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New method accurately detects prions in blood
A sensitive blood test accurately detected variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, an incurable and fatal neurodegenerative disorder. The method could be used to diagnose prion diseases and prevent disease transmission. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news