- Note - As Dr. Doyle and I
have been saying for getting on toward ten years now, there is no reason
to assume prions are NOT in the milk of infected dairy cattle or any other
- As is now clearly documented, during the early years
of the mad cow catastrophe in the UK, the British government continued
to lie and deceive its people in claiming that prions were somehow (magically)
restricted to the brains of infected cows.
- That lie was then morphed into claims and guarantees
that prions could only be found in the brains AND spinal columns of mad
cows. I argued that the authorities were clearly lying ...that proteins
would never so restrict themselves and could be - and would be - found
throughout an infected animal's body ...carried via the blood circulatory
system. That, of course, has now proven to be true.
- British health officials kept changing their deadly deception
until they were subsequently forced to modify their story, and slowly admitted
that prions could be found in the bones (but not the meat of infected cattel).
- Then came an admission that prions had been found in
the tongues of infected animals. Next it was the tonsils...and then finally
- after several years - came the official admission that prions are, indeed,
present in the meat/muscle of mad cows.
- We further noted how the spines of slaughtered cattle
are literally cut in half from end-to-end by high speed slaughterhouse
power saws... which obviously sprays blood and any prions in the spinal
column all over the dead animal's remains.
- Next came the crucial 'human' survey done in a number
of UK hospitals which showed over half of the tested tonsillectomy instruments
- studied *after* they had been fully autoclaved (sterilized) - were contaminated
with prions. This was a critical development in BSE/mad cow knowledge evolution
which I reported on the program and site at great length.
- As some may recall, there then followed an announcement
that testing for prions was going to begin on human tonsils which had been
removed in the same UK hospitals. However, as we came to see, the results
of those tests were never released to the public...
- All during these years, Dr. Doyle and I warned, again
and again, that mik and dairy products MUST also be considered as vectors
of prion protein infection. I have no doubt tests on the milk of mad dairy
cows were, in fact, conducted in the background and the results of those
tests were kept secret.
- Consider how milk from hundreds, if not thousands, of
cattle - any number of which might be infected - is all mixed together
at the dairy farm and then transported in tanker trucks for processing
into the entire range of dairy products for the marketplace.
- In addition to calling for milk and dairy product testing,
I also, in 1997, began to warn that re-usable, invasive medical and dental
instruments could no longer be called completely sterilized after autoclaving
because prions (as found on the tonsillectomy instruments) are not affected
by the approximately 250 F autoclave temperatures. Prions can tolerate
heat of 1,000 F.
- See - 'Sterilized' Re-Usable Medical/ Dental Instruments
Can Spread CJD
- Here is the story of the Swiss research...
- From Patricia Doyle, PhD
- Hello, Jeff - Normally, such articles as the following
are prefaced - or contain - a statement assuring us there is "no risk
to human health." This one does not have that pacifiying caveat and
contains enormous and undeniable implications of risk to the health of
- The key quote in the article - "It is unlikely that
the prions are not in the milk," says Aguzzi, a pathologist at the
University of Zurich Hospital, Switzerland. "And the prospect is not
a pleasant one." ..."This raises very serious questions."
- Indeed it does.
- Patricia Doyle
- Prions Suspected In Milk
Sheep Mammaries Shown To
Contain Agents Of Fatal Brain Disease.
By Andreas von Bubnoff
Published In Nature Online
3 November 2005
- The inflamed mammary glands of sheep have been found
to contain protein particles that cause scrapie, a sickness similar to
mad cow disease. This suggests that the suspect proteins, called prions,
may also be present in the milk of infected animals.
- If prions exist in the milk of cows infected with both
an inflammatory illness and mad cow disease, formally known as bovine spongiform
encephalopathy (BSE), this raises concerns for human health. Consumption
of prion-contaminated meat from cows with BSE is believed to cause the
fatal variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in people; so might contaminated
- Adriano Aguzzi, the lead researcher on the study, has
not detected prions in milk itself, because it is difficult to analyse
for the abnormal proteins. But he says he expects to find them.
- "It is unlikely that the prions are not in the milk,"
says Aguzzi, a pathologist at the University of Zurich Hospital, Switzerland.
"And the prospect is not a pleasant one."
- Neil Cashman, a prion researcher at the University of
British Columbia in Vancouver, is worried too. People have looked for prions
in the milk of cows with BSE and haven't found any, he says. "But
they haven't looked in cows with mammary-gland infection and BSE."
- "This raises very serious questions," concludes
- Inflamed In The Brain
- Prions are mainly found in the brain, spinal cord and
immune system. Until recently, other body parts were thought to be relatively
safe. But in a series of studies, Aguzzi's group has shown that prions
can be present in other organs as well, provided that these organs are
- Earlier this year, his group found prions in inflamed
pancreases, livers and kidneys. A study last month showed that the urine
produced by inflamed kidneys in mice also contains prions.
- All this has helped to solve the mystery of how wild
herds of elk and deer, which are vegetarian, might manage to contract prion
diseases from each other. And it prompted Aguzzi to look at mammary glands
to see if they could carry prions too.
- Viral Culprit?
- The researchers went to Sardinia, a Mediterranean island
with more than a million sheep, and analysed 261 sheep that were genetically
susceptible to scrapie. Of those, seven had scrapie, and four also had
an infection of their mammary glands. All these four had prions in their
mammary glands; the others did not. The study appears this week in Nature
- The mammary-gland infections were caused by a virus called
Maedi Visna. Aguzzi says that if this prion-virus combination is common,
it may be a clue to how to fight the transmission of scrapie. "Maybe
to eradicate scrapie you have to eradicate the virus first," Aguzzi
- The prion concentration in the sheep's mammary glands
is thousands of times lower than in the brain, says Aguzzi. This is probably
good news, although it is not known how many prions it takes to cause vCJD
- (Note - Many scientists suspect that a single prion protein
is all that is necessary to established the deadly infection...be it in
cattle, sheep, deer and elk (called CWD), and humans (called vCJD). - JR)
- Patricia A. Doyle, PhD
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