Proof vCJD/Mad Cow Is Transmitted
By Blood Transfusions
By Phil Doherty
Sunday Sun - UK

A North expert claims he has found evidence which PROVES people can catch so-called Mad Cow Disease from blood transfusions.
Dr Harash Narang was the first scientist to establish a link between the disease BSE, which affects farmyard animals, and its human equivalent vCJD.
Now he claims to have conclusive proof that a female victim died after receiving infected blood, rather than by eating diseased meat.
And he revealed he is looking into a further 23 cases in which people died following transfusions.
Elizabeth Bottle, of Ashford, Kent, fell victim to vCJD in 1996, aged 59.
Dr Narang says injuries to her brain were like those found in people who took growth hormones to treat dwarfism or gigantism.
These drugs were later withdrawn after several patients died.
Dr Narang said: "The woman in question never took these growth hormones.
"However, she did have a blood transfusion before developing the clinical symptoms of vCJD."
He explained: "It takes time for your body to absorb food and particles of the agent which causes vCJD enter your system slowly.
"But being injected with infected material means it enters your system in a concentrated form and causes a different type of brain damage."
A spokeswoman for the Department of Health said: "We are not aware of any case in the UK, or any potential case of vCJD, where the disease has been caused by a blood transfusion.
"Nor is there any evidence worldwide that vCJD has ever been transferred from one person to another via blood transfusions."
However, the Sunday Sun can reveal blood plasma products made with donations from victims of vCJD were withdrawn in 1997 following fears that people might catch the disease.
At the time of the recall, a committee which helped shape Government policy on vCJD and BSE admitted that blood transmission of the disease couldn't be ruled out.

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