Swiss Scientist Expects
Prions In Milk Of Infected Animals
Jeff Rense
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 TSE-stricken animals.
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 consumers.
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 milk.
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 Cashman.
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 inflamed.
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 Medicine1.
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 says.
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 in humans.
(Note - Many scientists suspect that a single prion protein is all that is necessary to established the deadly it in cattle, sheep, deer and elk (called CWD), and humans (called vCJD). - JR)
Patricia A. Doyle, PhD
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