• Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Human Mad Cow Disease, Kuru, Scrapies, CJD, BSE

    published: 16 Dec 2016
  • What causes BSE, CJD & MS? Organic Farmer Mark Purdey on Organophosphates (2001)

    Mark Purdey and Organophosphate (Film/Video, i-Contact, September 2001) Organic livestock farmer Mark Purdey was ordered in the 1980's, along with all cattle and dairy farmers in the UK, to treat his cows with an organophosphate pesticide 'Phosmet' manufactured by I.C.I.. Organophosphates are derived from military nerve gas and a systemic treatment (the chemical enters the entire internal system of the cow) would undermine his organic principles so Mark refused to treat. "If Phosmet is proven to have caused BSE, the worldwide use of organophosphates (OPs) could be put into jeopardy, costing the chemical industry billions. The government know more than they're letting on. They've stuck to the scrapie theory to placate people and give the impression they've got it under control." Mark P...

    published: 16 Mar 2011
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)

    Video of a patient suffering from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). For Doctors - Visit http://doctorshangout.com/video/video/show?id=2002836%3AVideo%3A92991 For Patients - Join http://www.patient.org.in - It is a health based social network of people sharing their disease experiences, treatment options, knowledge and giving support to other people suffering from similar health problems.

    published: 21 Aug 2008
  • BSE symptom video

    published: 02 May 2015
  • Ministerial Statements on BSE and CJD: 1990 - 2000

    Click herehttp://www.foodsafetypolicy.com Ministerial Statements on U.K. BSE and CJD: 1990 - 2000 1) Agriculture Minister from 1990 2) Prime Minister from 1995 3) Health Minister from 1996 4) Agriculture Minister from 2000

    published: 16 Aug 2010
  • A Matter of Time - living with familial CJD

    published: 13 Feb 2017
  • CJD Support Network

    published: 04 Apr 2012
  • BSE - UK

    July 2005 The cost of the crisis over BSE, and its links to the human variant CJD were obvious to all in terms of cattle and livelihood. However, the question of the role that cost had to play before the crisis erupted is one that is much more contentious. Ron McCullagh illustrates both the devastating impact of the crisis, and the debates that still rage over the nature and treatment of the disease.

    published: 07 Nov 2007
  • Theory on the origins of BSE (2005): United Kingdom video

    Click herehttp://www.foodsafetypolicy.com New variant CJD may have come from human remains which were put into cattle feed. This theory has been criticised but it is some interesting research into the causes of BSE. *** CJD is the most common among the types of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy found in humans. In CJD, the brain tissue develops holes and takes on a sponge-like texture. This is due to a type of infectious protein called a prion. Prions are misfolded proteins which replicate by converting their properly folded counterparts. The first symptom of CJD is rapidly progressive dementia, leading to memory loss, personality changes and hallucinations. This is accompanied by physical problems such as speech impairment, jerky movements (myoclonus), balance and coordinati...

    published: 30 Dec 2008
  • One in a Million: A CJD Documentary

    published: 10 Jun 2014
  • Mad Cow Disease and Food Safety News Programme (Full length)

    See http://www.foodsafetypolicy.com/documentary for the interview towards the end of the programme. Joe Crowley's (the presenter's) filming diary... For me and friends of my age, Mad Cow Disease seems like a distant nightmare - something that haunted us on the news as we grew up. But this Inside Out programme has made me think again and, sadly, given the disease a painful new relevance. It's about a young guy like me, starting out on a career in the media, when he was struck down by the human form of the disease. And it's a story of his mother's (Christine Lord) relentless search for answers, as she tries to find out who killed her son (Andrew Black). *** Further informarion on variant CJD Inside Out looks at the rise of Variant CJD, the symptoms and the support available for thos...

    published: 01 Jul 2011
  • BSE - Clinical Signs - Sensory Disturbances

    published: 03 Dec 2014
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) In memory of Davey L. Kock

    This video provides basic information about Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), a rare, 100% fatal, degenerative brain disease. Davey L Kock passed away on September 25, 2012 from CJD. His family and friends are hosting a fundraiser with a pork loin supper, raffle, silent and live auctions, and a dance on November 16, 2013, which would have been Davey's 55th birthday. We invite you to join us as we raise funds that will go towards a research grant in Davey's name to help find a treatment and cure for CJD as well as provide support for families who currently are and will in the future be affected by this disease. Find out more information about the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/216186431875888/ If you are unable to attend and would still like to give, you can do so here: htt...

    published: 31 Oct 2013
  • Mad Cow Disease

    Also known as Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease in humans, it will attack your brain and body with deadly, incurable symptoms. Subscribe for new videos: http://goo.gl/SaufF4 Watch the scorpion video here: http://goo.gl/MYiSLm Watch the Brazilian wandering spider video here: http://goo.gl/Z6dFJS Infection from this disease always leads to death…and there is no cure. Today's video was produced due to high demand by our subscribers. If you have any other topics you'd like to learn about, be sure to write your suggestions below What is it? Mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), is a disease that affects a cow's nervous system by putting holes in its brain, causing it to become spongy and start wasting away. The disease can also affect other tissues throughout the cow's body as...

    published: 06 Mar 2015
  • Cash, Cows & Coverups: Investigating vCJD

    Please support our film via Indiegogo: http://igg.me/at/vCJD/x Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), the human form of BSE (Mad Cow Disease) is a disease that has a long incubation period, spanning several decades, with government scientists warning over a potential "second wave" of cases. BSE is still being detected on farms in Britain, Ireland & America, with the latest case found in Ireland as recently as this month. The aim of this film is to highlight the story of the victims of vCJD, to examine the Governments handling of the BSE crises and to explore the ethics of the farming and food industry. As the recent horse meat scandal highlighted - do we honestly know what's going in our food?

    published: 03 Jul 2015
  • How, and when, people could get variant CJD?

    Click here http://www.foodsafetypolicy.com/howandwhen Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad-cow disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disease in cattle that causes a spongy degeneration in the brain and spinal cord. BSE has a long incubation period, about 30 months to 8 years, usually affecting adult cattle at a peak age onset of four to five years, all breeds being equally susceptible. In the United Kingdom, the country worst affected, more than 180,000 cattle have been infected and 4.4 million slaughtered during the eradication program. The disease may be most easily transmitted to human beings by eating food contaminated with the brain, spinal cord or digestive tract of infected carcasses. However, it should also be noted that the infectious agent, although mo...

    published: 03 Aug 2010
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Human Mad Cow Disease, Kuru, Scrapies, CJD, BSE

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Human Mad Cow Disease, Kuru, Scrapies, CJD, BSE

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What causes BSE, CJD & MS? Organic Farmer Mark Purdey on Organophosphates (2001)

What causes BSE, CJD & MS? Organic Farmer Mark Purdey on Organophosphates (2001)

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Mark Purdey and Organophosphate (Film/Video, i-Contact, September 2001) Organic livestock farmer Mark Purdey was ordered in the 1980's, along with all cattle and dairy farmers in the UK, to treat his cows with an organophosphate pesticide 'Phosmet' manufactured by I.C.I.. Organophosphates are derived from military nerve gas and a systemic treatment (the chemical enters the entire internal system of the cow) would undermine his organic principles so Mark refused to treat. "If Phosmet is proven to have caused BSE, the worldwide use of organophosphates (OPs) could be put into jeopardy, costing the chemical industry billions. The government know more than they're letting on. They've stuck to the scrapie theory to placate people and give the impression they've got it under control." Mark Purdey, Organic Dairy Farmer, Exmoor. "If the government are found liable for BSE - by enforcing organophosphate treatment - the payout could break the economy." Tom King (Purdey's MP) Leigh Day & Co are the legal firm Mark mentions with reference to the 1988 Camelford Water Disaster 30 minites in: http://www.911forum.org.uk/board/viewtopic.php?t=21090 Whoever the monkeys have been at the top of the tree, the Party line has stayed the same. Mad Cow Disease came about by feeding scrapie infected meat and bone meal to cows. But one West Country farmer has a different theory. One that the authorities and the pesticide producers have gone to great to lengths to silence. Between the late 70's and 1982 British farmers were forced by law to treat their cows for warble fly with a pour on organophosphate called phosmet - organophosphates are derived from nerve gas formulated by nazi chemists during World War II. Big business soon realised its profit potential and, post war, it was exclusively marketed as an agricultural pesticide by ICI, and later their cunningly renamed subdivision Zeneca. Seeing how his own organically reared cows never developed BSE, but phosmet-treated cattle brought onto the farm did, Somerset dairy farmer Mark Purdey refused to treat his herd. In 1984 MAFF took him to the High Court, but lost. "Before 1982 farmers could treat warbles with an organic ground-up root compound called Derris. This was outlawed, so they could sell more organophosphates," said Purdey. Organophosphates, used to treat headlice in school children, have been implicated as a potential cause of Gulf War Syndrome. Purdey managed to alleviate symptoms in a BSE infected cow by injecting oxime, an antidote to pesticide poisoning. The cure was never completed as MAFF turned up and destroyed the cow. Unconvinced by the accepted cause of BSE and CJD, Purdey set about studying how disease clusters reflected OP usage. He found Britain, the only country enforcing phosmet use, to have the highest rate of disease. Ireland had some BSE, but OP use was voluntary, and given at a lower dose. Brittany (France) began to develop BSE following an enforced phosmet trial, and human new variant CJD was clustered in Kent's Wield Valley, where hop and top fruit growth gets saturated with organophosphates. Agitated by Purdey's discoveries, the pesticide industry hit back. The dubiously named National Office of Animal Health (NOAH), a lobby group representing the UK animal medicine industry, whose membership reads like a Downing St dinner party invite list of extremely dodgy chemical interests - including Bayer, Monsanto, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, Schering-Plough etc - published documents discrediting Purdey's work. NOAH produced an independent expert, Dr David Ray, for the BSE Inquiry, who turned out to be receiving funding from Zeneca for his Medical Research Council toxicology unit. "I don't think this affected my judgement," Ray told SchNEWS. "You may not believe it, but I didn't realise Zeneca produced phosmet at the time." Hmmm. In March 1996 - one week before the UK government admitted to a link between BSE and new variant CJD - Zeneca sold the phosmet patent to a PO Box company in the Arizona desert. As Ray said: "Zeneca are not keen to be sued." http://www.cultureshop.org/details.php?code=PURDEY For a more in depth view of this story and the full dirt on David Ray and the 'intellectual corruption' that's rife in the research and licensing of veterinary medicines see www.squall.co.uk
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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)

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Video of a patient suffering from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). For Doctors - Visit http://doctorshangout.com/video/video/show?id=2002836%3AVideo%3A92991 For Patients - Join http://www.patient.org.in - It is a health based social network of people sharing their disease experiences, treatment options, knowledge and giving support to other people suffering from similar health problems.
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BSE symptom video

BSE symptom video

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Ministerial Statements on BSE and CJD: 1990 - 2000

Ministerial Statements on BSE and CJD: 1990 - 2000

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Click herehttp://www.foodsafetypolicy.com Ministerial Statements on U.K. BSE and CJD: 1990 - 2000 1) Agriculture Minister from 1990 2) Prime Minister from 1995 3) Health Minister from 1996 4) Agriculture Minister from 2000
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A Matter of Time - living with familial CJD

A Matter of Time - living with familial CJD

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CJD Support Network

CJD Support Network

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  • Updated: 04 Apr 2012
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BSE - UK

BSE - UK

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  • Updated: 07 Nov 2007
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July 2005 The cost of the crisis over BSE, and its links to the human variant CJD were obvious to all in terms of cattle and livelihood. However, the question of the role that cost had to play before the crisis erupted is one that is much more contentious. Ron McCullagh illustrates both the devastating impact of the crisis, and the debates that still rage over the nature and treatment of the disease.
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Theory on the origins of BSE (2005): United Kingdom video

Theory on the origins of BSE (2005): United Kingdom video

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  • Updated: 30 Dec 2008
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Click herehttp://www.foodsafetypolicy.com New variant CJD may have come from human remains which were put into cattle feed. This theory has been criticised but it is some interesting research into the causes of BSE. *** CJD is the most common among the types of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy found in humans. In CJD, the brain tissue develops holes and takes on a sponge-like texture. This is due to a type of infectious protein called a prion. Prions are misfolded proteins which replicate by converting their properly folded counterparts. The first symptom of CJD is rapidly progressive dementia, leading to memory loss, personality changes and hallucinations. This is accompanied by physical problems such as speech impairment, jerky movements (myoclonus), balance and coordination dysfunction (ataxia), changes in gait, rigid posture, and seizures. The duration of the disease varies greatly, but sporadic (non-inherited) CJD can be fatal within months or even weeks. In some people, the symptoms can continue for years. In most patients, these symptoms are followed by involuntary movements and the appearance of an atypical diagnostic electroencephalogram tracing. Most victims die 6 months after initial symptoms appear, often of pneumonia due to impaired coughing reflexes. About 15% of patients survive 2 or more years. The symptoms of CJD are caused by the progressive death of the brain's nerve cells, which is associated with the build-up of abnormal prion proteins forming amyloids. When brain tissue from a CJD patient is examined under a microscope, many tiny holes can be seen where whole areas of nerve cells have died. The word "spongiform" in "transmissible spongiform encephalopathies" refers to the sponge-like appearance of the brain tissue. Cause Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy diseases are caused by prions. The diseases are thus sometimes called prion diseases. Other prion diseases include Gerstmann--Sträussler--Scheinker syndrome (GSS), fatal familial insomnia (FFI) and kuru in humans, as well as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, commonly known as mad cow disease) in cattle, chronic wasting disease (CWD) in elk and deer, and scrapie in sheep. Alpers' syndrome in infants is also thought to be a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy caused by a prion.
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One in a Million: A CJD Documentary

One in a Million: A CJD Documentary

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Mad Cow Disease and Food Safety News Programme (Full length)

Mad Cow Disease and Food Safety News Programme (Full length)

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  • Updated: 01 Jul 2011
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See http://www.foodsafetypolicy.com/documentary for the interview towards the end of the programme. Joe Crowley's (the presenter's) filming diary... For me and friends of my age, Mad Cow Disease seems like a distant nightmare - something that haunted us on the news as we grew up. But this Inside Out programme has made me think again and, sadly, given the disease a painful new relevance. It's about a young guy like me, starting out on a career in the media, when he was struck down by the human form of the disease. And it's a story of his mother's (Christine Lord) relentless search for answers, as she tries to find out who killed her son (Andrew Black). *** Further informarion on variant CJD Inside Out looks at the rise of Variant CJD, the symptoms and the support available for those caring for or mourning the loss of loved ones from the disease. Variant CJD Variant CJD is a form of transmissible dementia and differs from other forms of CJD. It has received a lot of media attention over recent years, but has been around for much longer. Early 1920s CJD is first recognised by two German neurologists Creuzfeldt and Jakob, the namesakes of the disease. Following decades It is a rare disease with an estimated UK occurrence of 30-50 cases per year. Dec 1984 Cow number 133 on Stent farm Sussex becomes the first confirmed victim of BSE the animal strain of CJD. Feb 1985 Cow 133 dies. Nov 1986 BSE is first formally identified by the Central Veterinary Laboratory. April 1988 The Government establishes the Southwood committee to look into BSE. It concludes that BSE is probably spread in animal feed. May 1990 Chief Medical Officer says beef is safe to eat. July 1993 100,000th case of BSE in Britain. May 1995 First death from Variant CJD. March 1996 Government announces suspected link between BSE and the human equivalent CJD . The EU announces worldwide export ban on all British beef. March 1998 A public inquiry into the origin and spread of BSE and CJD opens in London. Jan 2000 Claire Mcvey, age 15, dies of Variant CJD. August 2002 92 deaths in Britain to date from definite Variant CJD . 22 deaths from probable Variant CJD. Symptoms Although symptoms are diverse across patients, a number of similarities have been found when sufferers' brain were examined under a microscope. According to the Crentzfelt-Jakob Support Network, most had lost nerve cells in the brain leading to a spongy appearance. There are many symptoms of Variant CJD, which can broadly be split into two categories... Physical symptoms: Unsteadiness on feet Development of uncontrollable jerky movements Progressive stiffness of the limbs Incontinence Mental symptoms: The progressive loss of mental abilities Mood swings Loss of awareness of surroundings The incubation period for the disease is years rather than weeks or months. Therefore, the symptoms get progressively worse over time. Medicine According to the Crentzfelt-Jakob Support Network, most people with CJD die within six months. But in about 10 per cent of cases it can last between two and five years. At present, there is no known cure for CJD despite considerable, ongoing research. There are some medicines which make the last few weeks easier for sufferers. Source of information: http://www.bbc.co.uk/insideout/southwest/series1/claire-mcvey.shtml
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BSE - Clinical Signs - Sensory Disturbances

BSE - Clinical Signs - Sensory Disturbances

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) In memory of Davey L. Kock

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) In memory of Davey L. Kock

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This video provides basic information about Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), a rare, 100% fatal, degenerative brain disease. Davey L Kock passed away on September 25, 2012 from CJD. His family and friends are hosting a fundraiser with a pork loin supper, raffle, silent and live auctions, and a dance on November 16, 2013, which would have been Davey's 55th birthday. We invite you to join us as we raise funds that will go towards a research grant in Davey's name to help find a treatment and cure for CJD as well as provide support for families who currently are and will in the future be affected by this disease. Find out more information about the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/216186431875888/ If you are unable to attend and would still like to give, you can do so here: http://friendraising.towercare.com/Markslist/campaign/display/profile.do?campaignId=19127 Learn more about CJD and the CJD Foundation here: http://www.cjdfoundation.org/ Thank you for helping us raise awareness for CJD and make steps toward a cure.
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Mad Cow Disease

Mad Cow Disease

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Also known as Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease in humans, it will attack your brain and body with deadly, incurable symptoms. Subscribe for new videos: http://goo.gl/SaufF4 Watch the scorpion video here: http://goo.gl/MYiSLm Watch the Brazilian wandering spider video here: http://goo.gl/Z6dFJS Infection from this disease always leads to death…and there is no cure. Today's video was produced due to high demand by our subscribers. If you have any other topics you'd like to learn about, be sure to write your suggestions below What is it? Mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), is a disease that affects a cow's nervous system by putting holes in its brain, causing it to become spongy and start wasting away. The disease can also affect other tissues throughout the cow's body as well as its blood, making it easily transferrable to humans. When it's transmitted in humans, it's known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Where is it located? The mad cow disease outbreak began in the United Kingdom, causing an international epidemic of the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. As you can see here from the dark green areas, humans were infected throughout the UK and mainland Europe as well as all of North America and some countries in the east. The light green areas show countries in which only the cows were infected without affecting any humans. How will it kill you? Humans infected by mad cow disease meat begin experiencing symptoms of dementia, memory loss, and hallucinations followed by speech impairment, jerky movements, and seizures. Post-mortem observations of victims' brains have shown tiny holes in areas where their nerve cells have died. Death is progressive and eventually happens in about six months. How to Survive: There is no cure. Some patients have been known to live for about 4-5 years after infection, although their symptoms progress as they get closer to inevitable death. Governments have taken measures to prevent transmission from cattle to humans by killing millions of high-risk cows in an attempt to get rid of the disease. Also, the USDA now requires certain cow parts to be removed from high-risk cattle that show any signs of neurological problems to prevent them from entering the U.S. food supply. Now what do you think is worse and why? Being stung by a scorpion? Or being stung by a Brazilian wandering spider?
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Cash, Cows & Coverups: Investigating vCJD

Cash, Cows & Coverups: Investigating vCJD

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Please support our film via Indiegogo: http://igg.me/at/vCJD/x Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), the human form of BSE (Mad Cow Disease) is a disease that has a long incubation period, spanning several decades, with government scientists warning over a potential "second wave" of cases. BSE is still being detected on farms in Britain, Ireland & America, with the latest case found in Ireland as recently as this month. The aim of this film is to highlight the story of the victims of vCJD, to examine the Governments handling of the BSE crises and to explore the ethics of the farming and food industry. As the recent horse meat scandal highlighted - do we honestly know what's going in our food?
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How, and when, people could get variant CJD?

How, and when, people could get variant CJD?

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Click here http://www.foodsafetypolicy.com/howandwhen Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad-cow disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disease in cattle that causes a spongy degeneration in the brain and spinal cord. BSE has a long incubation period, about 30 months to 8 years, usually affecting adult cattle at a peak age onset of four to five years, all breeds being equally susceptible. In the United Kingdom, the country worst affected, more than 180,000 cattle have been infected and 4.4 million slaughtered during the eradication program. The disease may be most easily transmitted to human beings by eating food contaminated with the brain, spinal cord or digestive tract of infected carcasses. However, it should also be noted that the infectious agent, although most highly concentrated in nervous tissue, can be found in virtually all tissues throughout the body, including blood. In humans, it is known as new variant Creutzfeldt--Jakob disease (vCJD or nvCJD), and by October 2009, it had killed 166 people in the United Kingdom, and 44 elsewhere[5] Between 460,000 and 482,000 BSE-infected animals had entered the human food chain before controls on high-risk offal were introduced in 1989. A British inquiry into BSE concluded that the epizootic was caused by cattle, who are normally herbivores, being fed the remains of other cattle in the form of meat and bone meal (MBM), which caused the infectious agent to spread. There are studies indicating that the cause of BSE may be from the contamination of MBM from sheep with scrapie that were processed in the same slaughterhouse. The epidemic was probably accelerated by the recycling of infected bovine tissues prior to the recognition of BSE. The origin of the disease itself remains unknown. The infectious agent is distinctive for the high temperatures at which it remains viable; this contributed to the spread of the disease in the United Kingdom, which had reduced the temperatures used during its rendering process. Another contributory factor was the feeding of infected protein supplements to very young calves. This first reported case in North America was in December 1993 from Alberta, Canada. Another case reported later in May 2003. The first known U.S. occurrence came in December of the same year though it was later confirmed that it was a cow of Canadian origin and imported to the U.S. Canada announced two additional cases of BSE from Alberta in early 2005. In June 2005 Dr. John Clifford, chief veterinary officer for the United States Department of Agriculture animal health inspection service confirmed a fully domestic case of BSE in Texas. Dr. Clifford would not identify the ranch, calling that "privileged information." The 12 year old animal was alive at the time when Oprah Winfrey raised concerns about cannibalistic feeding practices on her show which aired April 16, 1996.
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