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Offline Mushroom

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Word of Mad cows sent to China
« on: September 03, 2005, 02:19:04 PM »
           Dear Conny
                          "Are you still with us." ? Sars is a cold virus which originates from southern
China, which is thought to have spread by different types of animals living together.  Here is an
example  of how a disease can spread from one animal to another.  The English were feeding their cattle with sheeps offal; would you believe !  A batch of this  offal was contaminated with a sheeps disease known as scrappes. The cattle ate the infected offal and later began to show symptoms which became known as B.S.E  or  Mad Cows Disease.  In the mean-time many cattle were  slaughtered and their beef added to the human food  chain. The human form of this disease became known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, named after the scientist who discovered the disease. So this disease could be  spread to humans. Speculation then began to grow
with regards to how many people were going to die from this disease.  We know that this disease has a long incubation period. Although we know that people have died of this disease, we will probably never know how many people will die in the future. "Well it hasn't  killed us yet" said one human guinea pig to another. A few year ago a flu virus hit England. It originated from Australia. I don't know how many people died from this out-break, but the local hospital couln't cope.
refrigerated lorries were used to house the corpses. If a flu virus like this hit China it would most
probably kill hundreds of people of a lot more.

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Re: Word of Mad cows sent to China
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2005, 01:32:02 AM »
I don't get this post?

Most people who come in Contact with the Cattle form of BSE will not actually become infected.  Even meat that comes from a cow that has BSE if cooked properly and thoroughly will no longer contain the disease. The common flu virus is more deadly over the long run.

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