tyson at canada.com
Fri Nov 5 13:05:00 EST 1999
cht at gate <cht at gate.net> wrote in message
news:NDBBJGFBOPPCNPENEODGEEFJCAAA.cht at gate.net...
| it seems more prevalant in England than in other countries also consuming
| hormone treated and animal parts. What is it about England that is
| different. I heard rumor it had to do with the Brits sex life. Could this
| be the vector from animals to mankind?
.....a few reasons why scrapie/BSE (ie thought to be caused by PrP(s) ) is
prevalent in England & Western Europe:
1) it is endemic to Britain......originated in Spain in 19th c. & spread to
England & other parts of Western Europe
2) import controls & slaughtering programmes have virtually eliminated
outbreaks in the rest of the world (eg. N America, Australasia etc..)
3) some breeds of sheep/cattle are more resistant than others...different
4) infected feed spreads the infectious agent(s)
.....as for the Englishman's sex life....what sex life?!
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