Mad cow disease is a rare illness people can get from eating infected beef.It is a fatal,neurodegenerative disease in cattle, that causes a spongy degeneration in the brain and spinal cord. In humans, the symptoms include insomnia, depression, confusion, personality and behavioral changes, and problems with memory, coordination, and sight. In later stages, the person rapidly develops dementia and involuntary, irregular jerking movements called myoclonus.
Mad cow disease is not caused by cow's bite. It is caused by eating infected beef. It's called mad cow disease because it affects a cow's nervous system, causing a cow to act strangely and lose control of its ability to do normal things, such as walk. An infected cow would act "mad," which sometimes means mentally ill.
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Twenty years ago my dad died of Mad Cow disease. The doctor did a brain scan and it was inline with the disease. He could not get a Doctor to that would do a biopsy. With the 18 people possibly infected lately, the argument came up again. The doctors told us not to give blood because we were exposed to him. My brother continues to give blood and I argue with him. He thinks he is saving lives and I argue with him that he is putting lives in danger. Who is correct?
I have been having a weird feeling in my spine and Brain for the past two weeks after drinking Muscle Milk. Ever since I drank this Protein shake my Brain started to feel swollen and My stomach started to fill with Acid. I have have been very nervous and everyday I get more nervous and Nervous and My hand shakes. I am hoping and scared that I didn t catch Mad Cow disease. I live in the US.
My German stepmother has been in the hospital for the past 2 weeks with a neurologist conducting multiple tests on her. His first diagnosis was autoimmune limbic encephalopathy, but with the IVip, IV treatment she has not improved. Because 2 German cousins died of crezchfeldt-Jacob Disease in their 60 s, the neurologist now suspects she either inherited it or may have contracted it during WWII (the Nazis left many villages bare of food and many in Europe starved to death) and it has been dormant until now. In 2014 in England there was an outbreak of mad cow disease and she was in Germany in 2014 & back in 2015. I know it is very rare with only 5 people reported dying of it to date in the US. QUESTION: Is there any other diagnosis you know of that it could possibly be and we could try to treat her with, or is she doomed and not treatable and going to die? Thank you, Nancy Gribble, Nurse in Georgia
I am a 63 year old male. I've noticed over the last 6 months that my hands and arms - particularly the left side- shake especially when I lift them or hold something. My Mom has been diagnosed with essential tremors and I'm wondering if that's...
Could I have creutzfeldt jakobs disease? I m 19 years old and about two months ago I had panic attacks out of the blue, followed by persistent anxiety . The doctors put me on wellbutrin but it hasn t helped. I ve been getting progressively weaker...
I have been having a weird feeling in my spine and Brain for the past two weeks after drinking Muscle Milk. Ever since I drank this Protein shake my Brain started to feel swollen and My stomach started to fill with Acid. I have have been very nervous and everyday I get more nervous and Nervous and My hand shakes. I am hoping and scared that I didn't catch Mad Cow disease. I live in the US.
Hi, On Friday April 19th I had a late term abortion due to a personal reason. I lost too much blood, but had a blood transfusion right away. I am recovery perfectly fine, but I have one problem. My arm that had the iv's in (my right wrist) is very bruised and hurts a lot at night time when I sleep. It has been 8 days since the transfusion, so I was wondering if this is normal, and if I shouldn't worry about it. Please help me.