David Cassarino (dsc9w at avery.med.Virginia.EDU) wrote:
: The only way to get CJD from ingestion of prions is via
: innoculation (ie, if you have cuts in your mouth or
: esophagus). As proteins, prions are degraded to AAs in the stomach,
: and thus do not pose a significant threat in the normal GI
The ref http://www.airtime.co.uk/bse/tse.htm#preven
says even burning will not destroy the prions.