Infectious Disease Compendium

Mad Cow Disease

Microbiology

A prion.

Epidemiologic Risks

Eating infected neuro tissue of cows; of the 4 million infected cows consumed in Britain, there have been about 145 cases of disease in humans. I'd worry more about CAD with that Whopper® you are eating if I were you.

Syndromes

A variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

Treatment

None.

Notes

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