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Mad Cow Disease

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    philburtphilburt
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    Hidden in the middle of the Advertiser on Saturday was an article about the Federal Government allowing the import of beef from countries with B.S.E. (Mad Cow Disease). Not only does this probably mean more cheap rubbish food in the shops, there is a potential health risk as well. This potentially can cause a disease in humans called C.J.D. As an Englishman who lived in the UK prior to 1996 I am not allowed to give blood in Australia, just in case I have this disease and pass it on in blood products. The only test for this disease is to section the brain (Not a good diagnostic test).

    #452867
    BullseyeBullseye
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    Interesting, sounds like it should be a front page story on Monday!

    #452868
    BobbeeBobbee
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    :jawdrop::jawdrop:

    Bloody hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :confused::confused::confused:

    #452869
    AshramAshram
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    Holy crap! This is going to cause a whole lot of problems for the country. Any chance of posting the article?

    #452870
    LotteLotte
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    Unbelievable, especially given how much meat we export.

    My bet is, this will go largely unnoticed by the general public, so no-one will have a problem with it, and it’ll go right ahead. Glass. Half. Empty.

    Lotte

    #452871
    Anonymous
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    yep put public health at risk for profit. we have cjd here anway so obvioulsy we have had bse well swept under the mat but hey, one major regional hosp’ records around 2 cjd deaths per month or something like that, they call them ulzheimer related causes, and the hospital mortuaries who peform the autopsies are calling for disposable implements so there is no risk that thei instruments don’t end up in the main stream hospital theatres, there is no sterilisation for bse/cjd.(the above info from an ambo’ driver who’s job it is to transport the very sick and dead from their home to hospital he checks the books to see what the causes of the deaths are recorded as).

    i’ve always believed we’ve had bse here but it has been well covered up.

    just how i’ve heard it.

    len

    #452872
    osakasuzosakasuz
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    Eat organically produced, grass fed meat from a known/trusted source and you can breathe easy. It is expensive but you can just eat less of it.

    #452873
    WombatWombat
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    What Osakasuz said!

    #452874
    KaffKaff
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    osakasuz wrote:

    Eat organically produced, grass fed meat from a known/trusted source and you can breathe easy. It is expensive but you can just eat less of it.

    Good advice.

    And some of it is not even that expensive if you just look around.

    #452875
    BullseyeBullseye
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    Stop lick’n your chops you lot, ya not get’n any of my cattle. 😉

    #452876
    philburtphilburt
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    #452877
    BullseyeBullseye
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    #452878
    AshramAshram
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    Thanks for the article. Another to add to my list of ‘letters to government’ pile. Silly thing is, is that any money made from importing beef will eventually be lost in trying to eradicate BSE once it surfaces in Australia. Not to mention the money spent on welfare payments and job-search for those that do loose their employment who are already in the industry.

    #452879
    virgillvirgill
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    philburt wrote:

    As an Englishman who lived in the UK prior to 1996 I am not allowed to give blood in Australia, just in case I have this disease and pass it on in blood products. The only test for this disease is to section the brain (Not a good diagnostic test).

    LOL – I lived in London in my young, foolish years from 1993 – 95, so like you cannot give blood. Mind you we were so broke, we couldnt afford to eat beef and mainly survived on chicken and vegetarian meals.

    But as a nurse who has seen a patient with CJD (not the mad cow kind), it is a really nasty disease, so you would think all precautions would be a priority for Aus

    #452880
    philburtphilburt
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    Thanks Bullseye I will get the hang of this one day:D

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