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sandyRoe | 23:49 Tue 04th Jun 2013 | Health & Fitness
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Soon after new variant CJD developed from BSE a scientist stated that the disease might 'incubate' for as long as 30 years in some people. Is there any evidence to confirn or refute that?

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No firm evidence as yet Sandy, but it is possible if one looks at other prion diseases such as Kuru which has a very long incubation period indeed. http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(06)68930-7/fulltext In the UK all the victims so far possessed a genetic variant which may have made them more susceptible to get the...
07:42 Wed 05th Jun 2013
There's the evidence of my own eyes as I look around at the behaviour of people and wonder how someone with a fully functioning brain could do what they do.
Stuff like piling as much alcohol, lard and pharmaceuticals into themselves that they can barely function.
Not scientific but worth noting.
The explosion of various types of autism could, I suppose, be related in some way with the human body fighting off the worst of the disease but not managing to conquer it completely.
That's my cheery thoughts.
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You never cease to amaze me methyl!!
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Wiki is hardly a journal of record but if you scroll down to 'New concerns' you'll see mention of a long incubation period.
I can only blame my failure to include a link on my fondness for cow-head brawn sandwiches and Ox-Tail soup lunches some years ago.
No firm evidence as yet Sandy, but it is possible if one looks at other prion diseases such as Kuru which has a very long incubation period indeed.
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(06)68930-7/fulltext
In the UK all the victims so far possessed a genetic variant which may have made them more susceptible to get the disease early, so a second wave is possible...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/aug/03/bse.medicalresearch

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