January 20, 2003
Another mad cow

Mad cow # 6 was announced today. This one came from Wakamatsu via Hokkaido.

To put this in persepctive, Britain’s mad cow epidemic was 155,000 cases over a ten year span—as many as 1,000 new diagnoses per week at its peak. So Japan’s six cases in a year isn’t as bad, but it’s still not good.

I’ve been eating beef. Have I also been playing prion roulette?

Posted by kuri at January 20, 2003 10:41 AM

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