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Prion diseases have been out of the news for the last few years, but this is looking like something related to familiar problems of the past. CJD is the human manifestation of a condition known by many other names in other animals. Wild animals such as deer are known to have diseases related to what was called BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) in the 1980s and 1990s. Are people in New Brunswick eating wild meats? Or maybe some deer with Chronic Wasting Disease are contaminating livestock in Canada?

[www.theguardian.com]

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Doctors in Canada are concerned they could be dealing with a previously unknown brain disease amid a string of cases involving memory loss, hallucinations and muscle atrophy.

Politicians in the province of New Brunswick have demanded answers, but with so few cases, experts say there are far more questions than answers and have urged the public not to panic.

For more than a year public health officials have been tracking a “cluster” of 43 cases of suspected neurological disease in the province with no known cause.

Residents first learned of the investigation last week after a leaked memo from the province’s public health agency asked physicians to be on the lookout for symptoms similar to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease – a rare, fatal brain disease caused by misformed proteins known as prions.

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Mysterious brain disease appearing in Canada.... 434 Nolondil 03-Apr-21 01:16
Re: Mysterious brain disease appearing in Canada.... 154 Aine 05-Apr-21 16:37
Re: Mysterious brain disease appearing in Canada.... 122 Nolondil 08-Apr-21 00:05
Re: Mysterious brain disease appearing in Canada.... 80 Nolondil 05-May-21 21:47
New Brunswick government website link 76 Osiris 13-May-21 18:04
Re: Mysterious brain disease appearing in Canada.... 52 Alexander4450 16-Jun-21 20:43
Re: Mysterious brain disease appearing in Canada.... 52 Susan Doris 17-Jun-21 08:30
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Re: Mysterious brain disease appearing in Canada.... 51 michael seabrook 17-Jun-21 20:03


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