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From: TSS ()
Subject: Sacrificing the nations health for American beef
Date: July 7, 2007 at 10:07 am PST

Sacrificing the nations health for American beef


An imported-beef inspection team appointed by the government went to the United States on June 30 for a four-phase appraisal of the risks of American beef. It should be a precise process but everything from the preparation to the actual inspection made it seem as if they were just going through the motions. You worry whether they were adequately inspecting the beef for mad cow risk.

Civic groups are saying they are worried the inspection is actually just a formality ahead of deciding to import beef with bone chips. Recently there have been circumstantial indications that American beef processing centers are not engaging in proper quality management, selling beef for domestic consumption as if prepared for export, and ribs which are prohibited from being imported to Korea are coming into the country sometimes by the boxful. The government needs to invest a lot more time and people into these inspections than it has in the past.


Despite that need, the government inspection team was as unprepared as could be this time as well. Even a day before its departure it had not received a list of the foodstuff plants and slaughterhouses it was supposed to visit, and it had not decided on an itinerary. Most of those details had been determined by the U.S. government. It is only to be expected that the side being inspected is going to show the inspectors the places in the best condition. One cannot understand how the sites to be inspected and the itinerary, which naturally should have been determined by Korea, was instead decided by the Americans.


And that is not all. During the inspection which occurred prior to resuming beef imports in 2006, the delegation was composed of eleven government inspectors and two representatives from civic groups. This time eight government officials went, but the experts recommended by the National Assembly were not even issued American visas, because the government had asked it to recommend people just two days before it was time to leave. You wonder whether it had any intention of having experts from the National Assembly at all. There was also insufficient time to visit the relevant sites. There was an eight-day itinerary, but since that included holidays and American Independence Day, only four days were available for visiting actual sites for inspection. It is hard to rid yourself of the suspicion that the trip was hastily put together for show in time for the official signing of the free trade agreement (FTA) on June 30.

You cannot have a satisfactory inspection like this. The country will have a hard time believing the government¡¯s findings. Once again we would like to stress that the condition of imported beef is not something that should be the subject of a deal in the course of negotiating a free trade pact. It is something that could have fatal influence on the country¡¯s health. We hope the government comes to its senses if it is thinking it is okay to barter the quality standards of imported beef for economic benefit.


Please direct questions or comments to [englishhani@hani.co.kr]

http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_editorial/220922.html


----- Original Message -----
From: Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
To: things@koreatimes.co.kr
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2007 10:16 AM
Subject: Fw: FORCE FEEDING S KOREA USDA CERTIFIED MAD COW BEEF AND BUSH'S MAD COW POLICY DON'T LOOK, DON'T FIND

I kindly would like to submit the following ;


MADCOW Postcard from … Seoul
(READ AND SKROLL ALL THE WAY TO BOTTOM OF PAGE. ...TSS

Name: Terry S. Singeltary Sr. Date: Jan 26, 2007
Dear Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
My name in Seoungwon Lee and I work for National Assemblywoman (MP) Sang-Jeong Sim, in South Korea. Below is a message from Mr. Kwon. Please get back to us regarding the letter.
Thank you.
Seoungwon Lee
Legislative Assistant
National Assembly
Republic of Korea
Dear Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
Greetings from Korea.
I have learned about what you and your family have been through a internet. Being the father of a small family, I can only imagine the sense of loss that you and your family still must feel regarding your mother.


SNIP...FULL TEXT ;

http://www.fpif.org/fpiftxt/3940

10,000,000+ LBS. of PROHIBITED BANNED MAD COW FEED I.E. MBM IN COMMERCE USA 2007

Date: March 21, 2007 at 2:27 pm PST
RECALLS AND FIELD CORRECTIONS: VETERINARY MEDICINES -- CLASS II
___________________________________
PRODUCT
Bulk cattle feed made with recalled Darling’s 85% Blood Meal, Flash Dried, Recall # V-024-2007
CODE
Cattle feed delivered between 01/12/2007 and 01/26/2007
RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Pfeiffer, Arno, Inc, Greenbush, WI. by conversation on February 5, 2007. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.
REASON
Blood meal used to make cattle feed was recalled because it was cross-contaminated with prohibited bovine meat and bone meal that had been manufactured on common equipment and labeling did not bear cautionary BSE statement.
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
42,090 lbs.
DISTRIBUTION
WI

___________________________________
PRODUCT
Custom dairy premix products: MNM ALL PURPOSE Pellet, HILLSIDE/CDL Prot-Buffer Meal, LEE, M.-CLOSE UP PX Pellet, HIGH DESERT/ GHC LACT Meal, TATARKA, M CUST PROT Meal, SUNRIDGE/CDL PROTEIN Blend, LOURENZO, K PVM DAIRY Meal, DOUBLE B DAIRY/GHC LAC Mineral, WEST PIONT/GHC CLOSEUP Mineral, WEST POINT/GHC LACT Meal, JENKS, J/COMPASS PROTEIN Meal, COPPINI – 8# SPECIAL DAIRY Mix, GULICK, L-LACT Meal (Bulk), TRIPLE J – PROTEIN/LACTATION, ROCK CREEK/GHC MILK Mineral, BETTENCOURT/GHC S.SIDE MK-MN, BETTENCOURT #1/GHC MILK MINR, V&C DAIRY/GHC LACT Meal, VEENSTRA, F/GHC LACT Meal, SMUTNY, A-BYPASS ML W/SMARTA, Recall # V-025-2007
CODE
The firm does not utilize a code - only shipping documentation with commodity and weights identified.
RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Rangen, Inc, Buhl, ID, by letters on February 13 and 14, 2007. Firm initiated recall is complete.
REASON
Products manufactured from bulk feed containing blood meal that was cross contaminated with prohibited meat and bone meal and the labeling did not bear cautionary BSE statement.
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
9,997,976 lbs.
DISTRIBUTION
ID and NV

END OF ENFORCEMENT REPORT FOR MARCH 21, 2007


http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/enforce/2007/ENF00996.html

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Potential Risk of Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD)
From Plasma-Derived Products

In recent years, questions have been raised concerning the potential risk of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD - a rare but fatal brain infection) for recipients of plasma- derived clotting factors, including United States (US) licensed Factor Eight (pdFVIII), Factor Nine (pdFIX), and other plasma-derived products such as immune globulins and albumin. In response to these questions, FDA conducted a risk assessment. Based on the risk assessment, the US Public Health Service believes that the risk of vCJD to patients who receive US licensed pdFVIII products is most likely to be extremely small, although we do not know the risk with certainty. vCJD risk from other plasma derived products, including Factor IX, is likely to be as small or smaller.

This web page provides FDA’s risk assessment for US licensed pdFVIII and risk communication materials for this product and other plasma derivatives. Included are Key Points, and Questions and Answers. Additional links are provided to FDA’s current guidance documents on deferral of blood and plasma donors who may be at increased risk of vCJD, and to other sources of information regarding vCJD.

Documents Regarding US Licensed pdFVIII, and Other US Licensed Plasma Derivatives Including pdFIX

Potential vCJD Risk From US Licensed Plasma-Derived Factor VIII (pdFVIII, Antihemophilic Factor) Products: Summary Information, Key Points
Risk Assessment (PDF, 582 KB)
Risk Assessment Appendix (PDF, 623 KB)
Questions and Answers on vCJD and pdFVIII
Questions and Answers on vCJD and Plasma Derivatives Other than pdFVIII
Guidance on Donor Deferral Related to CJD and vCJD

Draft Guidance for Industry: Amendment (Donor Deferral for Transfusion in France Since 1980) to "Guidance for Industry: Revised Preventive Measures to Reduce the Possible Risk of Transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) by Blood and Blood Products" - 8/2006
Questions and Answers on FDA Guidance: Revised Preventive Measures to Reduce the Possible Risk of Transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob (CJD) Disease and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) by Blood and Blood Products - 1/22/2004
Guidance for Industry: Revised Preventive Measures to Reduce the Possible Risk of Transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) by Blood and Blood Products - 1/2002
Other Sources of Information

Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Advisory Committee
Blood Products Advisory Committee Meeting – Summary of Recent TSEAC Meeting and Statement about FXI from the UK, on October 21, 2004
Information on vCJD: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (“Mad Cow Disease”): US Department of Agriculture
Patient Organizations:

Committee of Ten Thousand
Hemophilia Federation of America
National Hemophilia Foundation and/or HANDI
World Federation of Hemophilia

http://www.fda.gov/cber/blood/vcjdrisk.htm

PRODUCT
Recovered Plasma, Recall # B-0854-07
CODE
Unit: V10665
RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Virginia Blood Services, Richmond, VA, by email on August 25, 2004. Firm initiated recall is complete.
REASON
Blood product, collected from a donor who was at increased risk for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), was distributed.
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
1 unit
DISTRIBUTION
Switzerland

END OF ENFORCEMENT REPORT FOR MARCH 14, 2007

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http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/enforce/2007/ENF00995.html

nvCJD mad cow blood recalls ENFORCEMENT REPORT FOR MARCH 7, 2007

___________________________________

PRODUCT
a) Red Blood Cells, Leukocytes Reduced, Recall # B-0805-07;
b) Platelets, Recall # B-0806-07;
c) Recovered Plasma, Recall # B-0807-07
CODE
a) Units: 4759943, 4677574, 4555912;
b) Units: 4759943, 4555912;
c) Units: 4677574, 4555912
RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Oklahoma Blood Institute, Sylvan N. Goldman Center, Oklahoma City, OK, by facsimile on May 20, 2005. Firm initiated recall is complete.
REASON
Blood products, collected from a donor who was at increased risk for new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (nvCJD), were distributed.
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
7 units
DISTRIBUTION
MA, OK, TX, and Switzerland

___________________________________

PRODUCT
a) Red Blood Cells, Leukocytes Reduced, Recall # B-0808-07;
b) Platelets, Recall # B-0809-07;
c) Recovered Plasma, Recall # B-0810-07
CODE
a), b), and c) Unit: 5249546
RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Oklahoma Blood Institute, Sylvan N, Goldman Center, Oklahoma City, OK, by facsimile on August 1, 2005. Firm initiated recall is complete.
REASON
Blood products, collected from a donor who was at increased risk for new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (nvCJD), were distributed.
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
3 units
DISTRIBUTION
OK, NB, and Switzerland

___________________________________

PRODUCT
a) Red Blood Cells, Leukocytes Reduced, Recall # B-0811-07;
b) Recovered Plasma, Recall # B-0812-07
CODE
a) and b) Unit: 5218775
RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Oklahoma Blood Institute, Sylvan N, Goldman Center, Oklahoma City, OK, by facsimile on July 7, 2005. Firm initiated recall is complete.
REASON
Blood products, collected from a donor who was at increased risk for new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (nvCJD), were distributed.
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
2 units
DISTRIBUTION
OK and Switzerland

___________________________________

PRODUCT
a) Red Blood Cells, Leukocytes Reduced, Recall # B-0826-07;
b) Platelets, Recall # B-0827-07;
c) Fresh Frozen Blood, Recall # B-0828-07;
d) Recovered Plasma, Recall # B-0829-07
CODE
a) Units: 5250527, 4901850, 4517058;
b) Units: 4901850, 4517058;
c) Unit: 4517058;
d) Units: 5250527, 4901850
RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Oklahoma Blood Institute, Sylvan N. Goldman Center, Oklahoma City, OK, by facsimile on March 27, 2006. Firm initiated recall is complete.
REASON
Blood products, collected from a donor who was at increased risk for new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (nvCJD), were distributed.
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
8 units
DISTRIBUTION
OK, TX, Austria, and Switzerland

___________________________________

PRODUCT
a) Red Blood Cells, Leukocytes Reduced, Recall # B-0843-07;
b) Recovered Plasma, Recall # B-0844-07
CODE
a) and b) Units: 5738052, 5275313, 4801421
RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Oklahoma Blood Institute, Sylvan N. Goldman Center, Oklahoma City, OK, by facsimile on January 22, 2006. Firm initiated recall is complete.
REASON
Blood products, collected from a donor who was at increased risk for new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (nvCJD), were distributed.
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
6 units
DISTRIBUTION
TX, OK, and Switzerland

END OF ENFORCEMENT REPORT FOR MARCH 7, 2007

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http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/enforce/2007/ENF00994.html

4th CASE VCJD VIA BLOOD TRANSFUSION, BSE, BASE, AND SPORADIC CJD

By Terry S Singeltary

Bacliff, Texas USA Jan 24, 07


http://bloodindex.org/view_news_zone.php?id=206


PDF]Freas, William TSS SUBMISSION

File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat -

Page 1. J Freas, William From: Sent: To: Subject: Terry S. Singeltary

Sr. [flounder@wt.net] Monday, January 08,200l 3:03 PM freas ...

http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/01/slides/3681s2_09.pdf


----- Original Message -----
From: Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
To: Terry S. Singeltary Sr. ; [log in to unmask]
Cc: [log in to unmask] ; [log in to unmask]
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2006 1:47 PM
Subject: Re: TSE advisory committee for the meeting December 15, 2006 [TSS SUBMISSION PART II]


http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0611&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=16159


THE USDA JUNE 2004 ENHANCED BSE SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM WAS TERRIBLY FLAWED ;


CDC DR. PAUL BROWN TSE EXPERT COMMENTS 2006


The U.S. Department of Agriculture was quick to assure the public earlier
this week that the third case of mad cow disease did not pose a risk to
them, but what federal officials have not acknowledged is that this latest
case indicates the deadly disease has been circulating in U.S. herds for at
least a decade.

The second case, which was detected last year in a Texas cow and which USDA
officials were reluctant to verify, was approximately 12 years old.

These two cases (the latest was detected in an Alabama cow) present a
picture of the disease having been here for 10 years or so, since it is
thought that cows usually contract the disease from contaminated feed they
consume as calves. The concern is that humans can contract a fatal,
incurable, brain-wasting illness from consuming beef products contaminated
with the mad cow pathogen.

"The fact the Texas cow showed up fairly clearly implied the existence of
other undetected cases," Dr. Paul Brown, former medical director of the
National Institutes of Health's Laboratory for Central Nervous System
Studies and an expert on mad cow-like diseases, told United Press
International. "The question was, 'How many?' and we still can't answer
that."

Brown, who is preparing a scientific paper based on the latest two mad cow
cases to estimate the maximum number of infected cows that occurred in the
United States, said he has "absolutely no confidence in USDA tests before
one year ago" because of the agency's reluctance to retest the Texas cow
that initially tested positive.

USDA officials finally retested the cow and confirmed it was infected seven
months later, but only at the insistence of the agency's inspector general.

"Everything they did on the Texas cow makes everything USDA did before 2005
suspect," Brown said. ...snip...end


http://www.upi.com/ConsumerHealthDaily/view.php?StoryID=20060315-055557-1284r


CDC - Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Variant Creutzfeldt ...
Dr. Paul Brown is Senior Research Scientist in the Laboratory of Central
Nervous System ... Address for correspondence: Paul Brown, Building 36, Room
4A-05, ...


http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol7no1/brown.htm

PAUL BROWN COMMENT TO ME ON THIS ISSUE

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 11:10 AM


"Actually, Terry, I have been critical of the USDA handling of the mad cow issue for some years, and with Linda Detwiler and others sent lengthy detailed critiques and recommendations to both the USDA and the Canadian Food Agency."


OR, what the Honorable Phyllis Fong of the OIG found ;


Audit Report

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) Surveillance Program – Phase II

and

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Controls Over BSE Sampling, Specified Risk Materials, and Advanced Meat Recovery Products - Phase III

Report No. 50601-10-KC January 2006

Finding 2 Inherent Challenges in Identifying and Testing High-Risk Cattle Still Remain


http://www.usda.gov/oig/webdocs/50601-10-KC.pdf


EXPORTATION AND IMPORTATION OF ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS:
BSE; MRR AND IMPORTATION OF COMMODITIES, 65758-65759 [E6-19042]

http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0701&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=3854


http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0611&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=3381


http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0703&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=498


http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0702&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=10277


http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0701&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=9972


http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0703&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=4492


http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0703&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=2583


http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0703&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=2470


Subject: Re: Docket No. 2005N-0373 RIN number 0910-AF54 TSS SUBMISSION
Date: March 30, 2007 at 10:57 am PST


http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0703&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=19128


O.I.E. SELLS THERE SOUL TO THE DEVIL AND WILL REPEAT WHAT THE
U.K. DID, POISON THE WORLD LEGALLY WITH MAD COW DISEASEs


http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0703&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=498


Re: UK's first case of H-type BSE confirmed by DEFRA


http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0703&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=8125


UNITED STATES DOCUMENTS FIRST CASE RARE NOR98 SCRAPIE STRAIN


http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0703&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=10928


DeHaven to leave APHIS


http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0703&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=15937

http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0703&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=2583

http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0703&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=187

http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0703&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=13149


A special form of PrPSc in muscles of a BSE-infected cow ''PRION 2005''


http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0703&L=sanet-mg&T=0&P=4492


Subject: Re: Monitoring the occurrence of emerging forms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the United States [FULL TEXT]
Date: September 10, 2003 at 1:43 pm PST
Terry S. Singeltary Sr. P.O. Box 42 Bacliff, TEXAS USA 77518

Re: RE-Monitoring the occurrence of emerging forms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob

disease in the United States


http://www.neurology.org/cgi/eletters/60/2/176#535


RE-Monitoring the occurrence of emerging forms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
in the United States

IN the reply from Dr. Maddox to Terry S. Singeltary Sr., he states;

snip...

If BSE causes a sporadic CJD-like illness in humans, an increase in sporadic
CJD cases would be expected to first occur in the United Kingdom, where the
vast majority of vCJD cases have been reported. In the United Kingdom during
1997 through 2002, however, the overall average annual mortality rate for
sporadic CJD was not elevated; it was about 1 case per million population
per year. In addition, during this most recent 6-year period following the
first published description of vCJD in 1996, there was no increasing trend
in the reported annual number of UK sporadic CJD deaths.[3, 5] Furthermore,
surveillance in the UK has shown no increase in the proportion of sporadic
CJD cases that are homozygous for methionine (Will RG, National CJD
Surveillance Unit, United Kingdom, 2003; personal communication)...

snip...

http://www.neurology.org/cgi/eletters/60/2/176#535

THERE seems to be some difference of opinion;

Mouse model sheds new light on human prion disease

snip...

Professor John Collinge said “We are not saying that all or even most cases
of sporadic CJD are as a result of BSE exposure, but some more recent cases
may be – the incidence of sporadic CJD has shown an upward trend in the UK
over the last decade. While most of this apparent increase may be because
doctors are now more aware of CJD and better at diagnosing it, serious
consideration should be given to a proportion of this rise being
BSE-related. Switzerland, which has had a substantial BSE epidemic, has
noted a sharp recent increase in sporadic CJD.

snip...

http://www.mrc.ac.uk/txt/index/public-interest/public-news-4/public-
news_archive/public-news-archive_nov_dec_02/public- bse_and_sporadic_cjd.htm


ALSO, Dr. Maddox states;

make routine mortality surveillance a useful surrogate for ongoing CJD
surveillance...

THIS has proven not very useful in the U.K.;

THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF CJD RG WILL 1984 (182 PAGES)

snip...

One reason for this was the _inaccuracy_ in coding of cases correctly
certified as CJD Coding is carried out by staff who are not medically
qualified and it is not surprising that coding errors occur in the
processing of large numbers of certificates. In 1982, 12,000 certificates
per week were processed at the office of population censuses and surveys bu
15 coders and 6 checkers (Alderson et al., 1983). The occurrence of both
inter- and intra-observer coding errors has been described (Curb et al.,
1983) and the _inaccuracies_ of BOTH certification and coding discovered in
this study _support_ the introduction of a more accurate system of death
certificates and a more detailed and specific coding system...

snip...

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/mb/m26/tab01.pdf


AS implied in the Inset 25 we must not _ASSUME_ that transmission of BSE to
other species will invariably present pathology typical of a scrapie-like
disease.

snip...

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/yb/1991/01/04004001.pdf


DR. Maddox states here;

In collaboration with appropriate local and state health departments and the
National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center, CDC is facilitating or
conducting such surveillance and case- investigations, including related
laboratory studies to characterize CJD and CWD prions.

HOWEVER in a recent article in the UPI out of Washington;

CJD screening may miss thousands of cases

By Steve Mitchell UPI Medical Correspondent Published 7/21/2003 3:00 PM

snip...

In addition, the NPDPSC sees less than half of all the CJD cases each year,
so the CDC's investigational system not only is missing many of the
misdiagnosed CJD cases, it also is not conducting autopsies on most of the
detected cases.

snip...

http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20030721-102924-4786r


ALSO in Philip Yams book 'The Pathological Protein';

''Answering critics like Terry Singeltary, who feels that the US undercounts
CJD, Schonberger _conceded_ that the current surveillance system has errors
but stated that most of the errors will be confined to the older
population''....

http://www.thepathologicalprotein.com/


THERE has been a _documented_ case of nv/v CJD in a 74 year old, so the
errors Schonberger speaks of (above) would be of significant importance, if
one believes in the nv/v CJD 'only' theory.

NOW we have _documented_ cases of very young CJD victims in the USA
continuing to appear in several different states.

HOW does Dr. Maddox explain this, and does he still believe that a National
CJD surveillance program with a CJD questionnaire to every victims family is
still not warranted?

WITH CWD and Scrapie running rampant in the USA, with BSE now _documented_
in North America, with the feeding of ruminant-to-ruminant animal protein
still happening in the USA in 2003 even though there has been a partial
voluntary ban on ruminant feeding since 8/4/97, with only 48,000 BSE/TSE
tests done on USA cattle in some 14 years of surveillance, when in any given
year there are 100 million cattle in the USA, with all this, i think
refusing to make CJD/TSEs reportable Nationally in the USA is not ONLY a
grave mistake, but in my opinion, should be looked at with great
suspicion. ...END


USA MAD COW STRAIN MORE VIRULENT TO HUMANS THAN UK STRAIN


18 January 2007 - Draft minutes of the SEAC 95 meeting (426 KB) held on 7
December 2006 are now available.


snip...

64. A member noted that at the recent Neuroprion meeting, a study was
presented showing that in transgenic mice BSE passaged in sheep may be more
virulent and infectious to a wider range of species than bovine derived BSE.

Other work presented suggested that BSE and bovine amyloidotic spongiform
encephalopathy (BASE) MAY BE RELATED. A mutation had been identified in the
prion protein gene in an AMERICAN BASE CASE THAT WAS SIMILAR IN NATURE TO A
MUTATION FOUND IN CASES OF SPORADIC CJD.


snip...

http://www.seac.gov.uk/minutes/95.pdf


3:30 Transmission of the Italian Atypical BSE (BASE) in Humanized Mouse

Models Qingzhong Kong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pathology, Case Western Reserve
University

Bovine Amyloid Spongiform Encephalopathy (BASE) is an atypical BSE strain
discovered recently in Italy, and similar or different atypical BSE cases
were also reported in other countries. The infectivity and phenotypes of
these atypical BSE strains in humans are unknown. In collaboration with
Pierluigi Gambetti, as well as Maria Caramelli and her co-workers, we have
inoculated transgenic mice expressing human prion protein with brain
homogenates from BASE or BSE infected cattle. Our data shows that about half
of the BASE-inoculated mice became infected with an average incubation time
of about 19 months; in contrast, none of the BSE-inoculated mice appear to
be infected after more than 2 years.

***These results indicate that BASE is transmissible to humans and suggest that BASE is more virulent than
classical BSE in humans.***


6:30 Close of Day One


http://www.healthtech.com/2007/tse/day1.asp


SEE STEADY INCREASE IN SPORADIC CJD IN THE USA FROM
1997 TO 2006. SPORADIC CJD CASES TRIPLED, with phenotype
of 'UNKNOWN' strain growing. ...


http://www.cjdsurveillance.com/resources-casereport.html

There is a growing number of human CJD cases, and they were presented last
week in San Francisco by Luigi Gambatti(?) from his CJD surveillance
collection.

He estimates that it may be up to 14 or 15 persons which display selectively
SPRPSC and practically no detected RPRPSC proteins.


http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/06/transcripts/1006-4240t1.htm


http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/06/transcripts/2006-4240t1.pdf


Diagnosis and Reporting of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Singeltary, Sr et al. JAMA.2001; 285: 733-734.

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/285/6/733?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=dignosing+and+reporting+creutzfeldt+jakob+disease&searchid=1048865596978_1528&stored_search=&FIRSTINDEX=0&journalcode=jama

BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL

SOMETHING TO CHEW ON

BMJ

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/eletters/319/7220/1312/b#EL2

BMJ

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/eletters/320/7226/8/b#EL1

CJD WATCH

http://disc.server.com/Indices/236650.html


Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
P.O. Box 42
Bacliff, Texas USA 77518





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