"CJD and youth"
Wendie Howland (WAHowland@AOL.COM)
Mon, 29 Jun 1998 08:50:33 EDT
Deborah Schechter <DebbieOney@AOL.COM> posted: a long piece about
Subject: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Youth
I know this lady means well and is very serious, but she has been posting to
the nursing groups for months now and getting little positive response. I see
she's extended her reach, probably to every NG and listserv on the 'Net that
is remotely youth-oriented. Note the generic "you may have a youth in your
Remember a few yrs back when the child abduction hysteria was peaking, and
people were claiming that something like 500,000 kids were abducted every
year? OK, do the math. That would work out, on average, to about 1000 kids per
state per year. What are the chances that you would have seen news reports in
your area about **20 kids per week** in your state disappearing?
Of course, this is not to discount the kids who DO disappear. And CJD IS a
real disease, albeit a very very rare one in people. It's bovine equivalent
(it's postulated) is bovine spongiform encephalopathy, more commonly known as
"mad cow disease."
Fact is, CJD is *not* a sleeping epidemic, it would be **astounding** if you
did have a youth in your group whose parent has died with this, and if vast
numbers of people were showing up with symptoms of dementia (loss of mental
faculties) and myoclonus (seizure-like activity of the muscles) we'd all know
I think we give this one a pass.
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