1 in 2000 Britons may carry ‘mad cow’ prion protein

  19:39 16 October 2013 by Debora MacKenzie “We were all supposed to die of mad cow disease!” People who accuse public health agencies of crying wolf are fond of citing the discovery, in 1996, that a cattle disease widespread in the UK causes the deadly disease vCJD in people. Despite widespread dismay at the…

Up to 13 surgery patients at risk from brain disease that SURVIVES sterilization after one man died during operation

One patient  had brain surgery in May then died in August from fatal Creutzfeldt-Jakob  disease Incurable  condition can survive standard sterilization Up to 13  people in several states may have been exposed to the  disease By  Daily Mail Reporter and Associated Press PUBLISHED: 17:49 EST, 4  September 2013 |  UPDATED: 18:27 EST, 4 September 2013…