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Rare disease that in one form is mad cow disease found at Lancaster General Hospital

Posted May 23 2014 11:51am
spoke with media spokesperson at LG Health, and said there was no official report on their site, and didn’t think there would be. I ask if I should just roll with the media reporting this, and he said that the Lancaster online was o.k. by them...tss

 
Rare disease at LGH
 
Rare disease that in one form is mad cow disease found at Lancaster General Hospital

 

Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014 8:46 am | Updated: 9:35 am, Fri May 23, 2014.

 

By RYAN ROBINSON | Staff Writer

 

A rare disease that in one form is known as mad cow disease was discovered at Lancaster General Hospital. A patient had Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), according to John Lines, Lancaster General Health’s director of public relations. The person was treated on May 15 in the trauma unit for injuries unrelated to CJD and died from those injuries the following day.

 

Hospital staff learned the patient had the disease from his medical record as he was being brought into the hospital, Lines said Friday.

 

CJD affects 1 in a million people and causes dementia, and eventually, death.

 

Lines said he could not divulge any additional information about the patient.

 

LGH notified the state department of health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the day the patient was brought into the hospital, Lines said. The hospital also contacted the National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center.

 

That CDC-operated agency serves as a clearinghouse for CJD cases across the country and provides guidance on patient care and recommended measures to ensure the safety of clinical staff and other patients, Lines said. LGH followed those measures.

 

Areas where the patient was were cleaned with a highly-concentrated bleach solution for 30 minutes, Lines said.

 

All items used in the care of the patient that may have been exposed to blood or bodily fluids were discarded and incinerated.

 

“It is important to note that CJD is not transmitted from human to human by normal contact,” Lines said. “It is not airborne. There is no known human-to-human transmission through blood exposure.”

 

CDC has been transmitted through brain or spinal cord surgery, but those surgeries were not done in this case, Lines said.

 

Officials do not believe the patient had the form of CDC known as mad cow disease, he said.

 

“Had the infection been caused by tainted meat, we would have expected to have seen other cases,” Lines said. “That has not been the case.”

 

 

 

 
silent carriers, sub-clinical, are risk factors for iCJD, for the potential for friendly fire, pass it forward, or what the call iatrogenic CJD. in my opinion, this is a great risk factor for CWD consumption/exposure from hunters eating sub-clinical cwd infected cervid.

 

please see this old study, it pretty much says it all, and still amazes me today ;

 

1: J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1994 Jun;57(6):757-8

 

*** Transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease to a chimpanzee by electrodes contaminated during neurosurgery.

 

Gibbs CJ Jr, Asher DM, Kobrine A, Amyx HL, Sulima MP, Gajdusek DC.

 

Laboratory of Central Nervous System Studies, National Institute of

 

Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health,

 

Bethesda, MD 20892....

 

*** Stereotactic multicontact electrodes used to probe the cerebral cortex of a middle aged woman with progressive dementia were previously implicated in the accidental transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) to two younger patients. The diagnoses of CJD have been confirmed for all three cases. More than two years after their last use in humans, after three cleanings and repeated sterilisation in ethanol and formaldehyde vapour, the electrodes were implanted in the cortex of a chimpanzee. Eighteen months later the animal became ill with CJD. This finding serves to re-emphasise the potential danger posed by reuse of instruments contaminated with the agents of spongiform encephalopathies, even after scrupulous attempts to clean them.

 

PMID: 8006664 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

 


 

*** our results raise the possibility that CJD cases classified as VV1 may include cases caused by iatrogenic transmission of sCJD-MM1 prions or food-borne infection by type 1 prions from animals, e.g., chronic wasting disease prions in cervid. In fact, two CJD-VV1 patients who hunted deer or consumed venison have been reported (40, 41). The results of the present study emphasize the need for traceback studies and careful re-examination of the biochemical properties of sCJD-VV1 prions. ***

 


 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

 

*** CWD TSE Prion in cervids to hTGmice, Heidenhain Variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease MM1 genotype, and iatrogenic CJD ?? ***

 


 

Sunday, April 06, 2014

 

SPORADIC CJD and the potential for zoonotic transmission there from, either directly or indirectly via friendly fire iatrogenic mode, evidence to date

 


 

*** The potential impact of prion diseases on human health was greatly magnified by the recognition that interspecies transfer of BSE to humans by beef ingestion resulted in vCJD. While changes in animal feed constituents and slaughter practices appear to have curtailed vCJD, there is concern that CWD of free-ranging deer and elk in the U.S. might also cross the species barrier. Thus, consuming venison could be a source of human prion disease. Whether BSE and CWD represent interspecies scrapie transfer or are newly arisen prion diseases is unknown. Therefore, the possibility of transmission of prion disease through other food animals cannot be ruled out. There is evidence that vCJD can be transmitted through blood transfusion. There is likely a pool of unknown size of asymptomatic individuals infected with vCJD, and there may be asymptomatic individuals infected with the CWD equivalent. These circumstances represent a potential threat to blood, blood products, and plasma supplies.

 


 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

 

*** Detection of Infectivity in Blood of Persons with Variant and *** Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease ***

 


 

Sunday, April 06, 2014

 

SPORADIC CJD and the potential for zoonotic transmission there from, either directly or indirectly via friendly fire iatrogenic mode, evidence to date

 


 

Friday, January 10, 2014

 

vpspr, sgss, sffi, TSE, an iatrogenic by-product of gss, ffi, familial type prion disease, what it ?? ...

 


 

Monday, May 19, 2014

 

Variant CJD: 18 years of research and surveillance

 


 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

 

Chronic Wasting Disease CWD TSE PRION DISEASE and the transmission to other species

 


 

 

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

 

Questions linger in U.S. CJD cases 2005, and still do in 2014

 


 

 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

 

Management of neurosurgical instruments and patients exposed to creutzfeldt-jakob disease 2013 December

 

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol.

 


 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

 

Late-in-life surgery associated with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: a methodological outline for evidence-based guidance

 


 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

 

*** INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF CJD, VCJD AND OTHER HUMAN PRION DISEASES IN HEALTHCARE AND COMMUNITY SETTINGS Variably Protease-Sensitive Prionopathy (VPSPr) January 15, 2014

 


 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

 

NHS failed to sterilise surgical instruments contaminated with 'mad cow' disease

 


 

Friday, January 10, 2014

 

*** vpspr, sgss, sffi, TSE, an iatrogenic by-product of gss, ffi, familial type prion disease, what it ??

 


 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

 

Medical Devices Containing Materials Derived from Animal Sources (Except for In Vitro Diagnostic Devices) [Docket No. FDA–2013–D–1574]

 


 

Sunday, April 06, 2014

 

SPORADIC CJD and the potential for zoonotic transmission there from, either directly or indirectly via friendly fire iatrogenic mode, evidence to date

 


 

“Cases of vCJD peaked in 2000, leading some scientists to speculate that the disease has an incubation period of about a decade. Yet studies of different forms of CJD suggest that the incubation time of vCJD could be much longer, indicating that many people in Britain could be carrying the infection without symptoms.”

 


 

Monday, October 14, 2013

 

Researchers estimate one in 2,000 people in the UK carry variant CJD proteins

 


 

However, I think that the specific confusion there is that people talk about sporadic CJD occurring at 1 per million. That is not your individual risk. Your risk is 1 per million every year. Actually, it is nearer 2 per million per year of the population will develop sporadic CJD, but your lifetime risk of developing sporadic CJD is about 1 in 30,000. So that has not really changed. When people talk about 1 per million, often they interpret that as thinking it is incredibly rare. They think they have a 1-in-a-million chance of developing this disease. You haven’t. You’ve got about a 1-in-30,000 chance of developing it.

 


 

Cases of vCJD peaked in 2000, leading some scientists to speculate that the disease has an incubation period of about a decade. Yet studies of different forms of CJD suggest that the incubation time of vCJD could be much longer, indicating that many people in Britain could be carrying the infection without symptoms.

 


 

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

 

Questions linger in U.S. CJD cases 2005, and still do in 2014

 


 

Monday, March 10, 2014

 

Investigators study silent variant of mad cow disease Galveston Daily News March 4, 2014

 


 

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

 

Distinct origins of dura mater graft-associated Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: past and future problems

 


 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

 

Health professions and risk of sporadic Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease, 1965 to 2010

 

Eurosurveillance, Volume 17, Issue 15, 12 April 2012

 

Research articles

 


 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

 

Late-in-life surgery associated with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: a methodological outline for evidence-based guidance

 


 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

 

TSEAC March 14, 2013: Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Advisory Committee Meeting Webcast

 


 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

 

CJD, TSE, PRION, BLOOD Abstracts of the 23rd Regional Congress of the International Society of Blood Transfusion, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2-5, 2013

 


 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

 

Use of Materials Derived From Cattle in Human Food and Cosmetics; Reopening of the Comment Period FDA-2004-N-0188-0051 (TSS SUBMISSION)

 

FDA believes current regulation protects the public from BSE but reopens comment period due to new studies

 


 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

 

Current limitations about the cleaning of luminal endoscopes and TSE prion risk factors there from

 

Article in Press

 


 

Saturday, January 16, 2010

 

Evidence For CJD TSE Transmission Via Endoscopes 1-24-3 re-Singeltary to Bramble et al

 

Evidence For CJD/TSE Transmission Via Endoscopes

 

From Terry S. Singletary, Sr flounder@wt.net 1-24-3

 

Terry S. Singeltary Sr., P.O. BOX 42, Bacliff, Texas 77518 USA

 


 

Professor Michael Farthing wrote:

 

Louise Send this to Bramble (author) for a comment before we post. Michael

 


 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

 

11 patients may have been exposed to fatal disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease CJD Greenville Memorial Hospital

 


 

Thursday, August 02, 2012

 

CJD case in Saint John prompts letter to patients Canada CJD case in Saint John prompts letter to patients

 


 

Saturday, February 12, 2011

 

Another Pathologists dies from CJD, another potential occupational death ?

 

another happenstance of bad luck, a spontaneous event from nothing, or friendly fire ??

 


 

Thursday, July 08, 2010

 

GLOBAL CLUSTERS OF CREUTZFELDT JAKOB DISEASE - A REVIEW 2010

 


 

Sunday, May 10, 2009

 

Meeting of the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Committee On June 12, 2009 (Singeltary submission)

 


 

Thursday, January 29, 2009

 

Medical Procedures and Risk for Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Japan, 1999-2008 (WARNING TO Neurosurgeons and Ophthalmologists) Volume 15, Number 2-February 2009 Research

 


 

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

 

Tonometer disinfection practice in the United Kingdom: A national survey

 


 

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

 

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories Fifth Edition 2007 (occupational exposure to prion diseases)

 


 

Monday, December 31, 2007

 

Risk Assessment of Transmission of Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in Endodontic Practice in Absence of Adequate Prion Inactivation

 


 

Subject: CJD: update for dental staff

 

Date: November 12, 2006 at 3:25 pm PST

 

1: Dent Update. 2006 Oct;33(8):454-6, 458-60.

 

CJD: update for dental staff.

 


 

Friday, July 19, 2013

 

Beaumont Hospital in Dublin assessing patients for CJD

 


 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

 

CJD CONFIRMED in patient at New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Catholic Medical Center (CMC), and the Manchester Health Department (MHD)

 


 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

 

Minimise transmission risk of CJD and vCJD in healthcare settings Guidance

 


 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

 

Spreading of tau pathology in Alzheimer's disease by cell-to-cell transmission

 


 

MAD COW TESTING ONLY CATCHES SOME MAD COWS

 

SPREADING IT ALL AROUND

 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

 

***A comparative study of modified confirmatory techniques and additional immuno-based methods for non-conclusive autolytic Bovine spongiform encephalopathy cases

 


 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

 

A Kiss of a Prion: New Implications for Oral Transmissibility

 


 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

 

*** Detection of Infectivity in Blood of Persons with Variant and Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease ***

 


 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

 

*** National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center Cases Examined1 as of January 8, 2014 ***

 


 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

 

Exploring the zoonotic potential of animal prion diseases: In vivo and in vitro approaches

 


 

TSS

 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

 

Human prion diseases and the risk of their transmission during anatomical dissection

 


 

 

 

kind regards, terry

 

 

layperson, MOM DOD 12/14/97 confirmed hvCJD, just made a promise to mom, never forget, and never let them forget...tss

 

 

 

 

Terry S. Singeltary Sr.

Bacliff, Texas USA 77518


 

 
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