A woman in the city of Utrecht, Netherlands has been diagnosed with the deadly variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, otherwise known as mad cow disease.
This is the first case of the brain wasting prion disease diagnosed in the Netherlands. It appears that it's unlikely that she could have spread of
the disease to anyone else through blood transfusions or other methods.
(CNN) -- A patient in the Dutch city of Utrecht has been diagnosed with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a human form of mad cow disease, the Dutch
Health Ministry said.
The ministry, in a statement issued Thursday, said it is "the first known case" in the Netherlands.
"The case was reported by Rotterdam's Erasmus Medisch Centrum, the national surveillance center that monitors the disease in the Netherlands," the
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Mad cow seems to spreading to new areas where it hadn't been seen before. The Netherlands' proximity to England may indicate that she's part of the
same outbreak that swept Britain, however.
Get ready people because is coming this way, she may be the first in that country but I tell you I wonder how many people are treated for other
problems and the doctors are disregarding mad cow disease as a posible cause.
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