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BSE questions

Nigel Smith ns10005 at cam.ac.uk
Tue Mar 26 13:30:03 EST 1996


In article <3156D362.41C67EA6 at sun.leeds.ac.uk>, amtrs at sun.leeds.ac.uk (R
Shaw) wrote:

About transmission of BSE:

>  I understand that the smell receptors in the nose are bare nerve
> endings. Could infection occur if prions landed on them.
>  Abbatoir workers, who breath in infected particle, apparently
> are slightly more vulnerable to CJD.

And how about vicars, the most professional group most susceptible to CJD
in this country?

      Nigel

      (still waiting for evidence that BSE and CJD are any more than
similar-but-different)



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