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Prions? CJD/BSE Connection...

Brian Sandle bsandle at southern.co.nz
Sun Apr 7 00:29:26 EST 1996

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
: system.  

The ref http://www.airtime.co.uk/bse/tse.htm#preven

says even burning will not destroy the prions.

Brian Sandle

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