‘Rare variant’ of mad cow disease discovered in California, one of many mysterious cases this year

By End the Lie

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For the first time since 2006, it has been announced that an American dairy cow in California has been found to be infected with mad cow disease, formally known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).

The form of BSE found was a ‘rare variant’ which The Washington Post reports is “not generally associated with an animal consuming infected feed.” While unrelated to mad cow disease, there have been a number of mysterious viruses which have emerged this year including an incurable hand, foot and mouth disease strain (HFMD) in Vietnam which has already killed 19 children and a new mystery virus has resulted in the deaths of thousands of heads of livestock in Europe.

Similarly, an unidentified disease has killed over 20,000 chickens in Nepal and horses and cattle are dying in Maury County, Tennessee due to causes of death which “cannot be determined at this time.”

Detective Terry Chandler of the Maury County Sheriff’s Department said, “It is a mystery. We don’t know what happened.”

As previously mentioned these cases are not cases of BSE or linked in any way to the aforementioned California case as far as we know, however the sheer number of cases of mysterious diseases across the world over the past few months is odd indeed.

Please understand, I am not intending to draw spurious links for no reason, I am just pointing out that we are seeing a great deal of these strange deadly diseases spring up seemingly out of nowhere in locales across the globe.

According to government officials, the animal was not slaughtered for food so they say it poses no danger to humans.

However, that hasn’t reassured foreign nations like South Korea where one major retailer has already suspended sales of U.S. beef.

My guess is that they do not trust the word of U.S. government officials who have, over the years, proven themselves to be just about the most unreliable and untrustworthy people on earth.

After all, if we can’t trust the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to tell our first responders they need to wear protective gear when saving peoples’ lives, can we really trust our government to tell us when our food supply has been contaminated?

The federal government’s collusion with Monsanto (which produces dangerous genetically modified seeds and equally dangerous pesticides) makes me think the answer is a clear no.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – which oddly enough awarded a contract last year for 326,000 various rounds of ammunition – said that the infected cow never presented a risk to human health or our food supply.

The infected cow “was never presented for slaughter for human consumption, so at no time presented a risk to the food supply or human health,” USDA chief veterinary officer John Clifford told reporters, according to Press TV.

“There is really no cause for alarm here with regard to this animal,” he added.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added that they have pledged to “work with the USDA to fully investigate the feed supply as part of the epidemiological investigation.”

Keep in mind, this is the same FDA which allegedly spied on whistleblowers for revealing that the FDA approves products which are potentially incredibly dangerous and harmful.

Oddly, even though it has been reported that the atypical L-type BSE found in this cow is not generally associated with infected feed, according to experts consumption of infected feed is the only way cows can get the disease under natural conditions.

“In view of what we know about BSE after almost 20 years experience, contaminated feed has been the source of the epidemic,” retired scientist from the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke Paul Brown told The Washington Post.

This is because BSE is, as far as we know, not caused by a microbe of any kind. Instead, it is caused by the prion protein of the brain being folded in an abnormal manner.

The prion protein is a normal constituent of tissues in the brain and elsewhere and if a disease variant of the protein enters the brain in one way or another, it can eventually cause all of the normal proteins to become misfolded as well.

Brown says that while it is theoretically possible for the disease to arise spontaneously, no such case has ever been recorded.

While the meat industry has used this case as an example of how rare BSE is and how the control measures in place work well, I see this as yet another case of a mysterious mutation of a virus or disease cropping up this year.

Hopefully the EPA, USDA, and FDA are all being truthful about the lack of danger posed by this, but honestly I don’t trust them enough to risk it at this point.

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6 Responses to ‘Rare variant’ of mad cow disease discovered in California, one of many mysterious cases this year

  1. Anonymous April 25, 2012 at 11:25 PM

    This number of deadly mystery diseases in such a short period of time is NOT normal. I think it is the Fukushima radiation or they are being engineere and tested on livestock.

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  2. Anonymous April 28, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    mad cow disease is back
    hitting the herd like crack
    brain matter being attacked
    just like the invasion of iraq

    put humanity on to the track
    where they fall off and all get whack
    food security will not be intact
    that’s the dam fact jack

    first stages of mad cow started years back
    agenda 21 is to reduce the human population, that’s a fact
    they sit in their secret meetings with secret pacts
    to get us all killed for these nwo slacks

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  3. ProLibertate May 2, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    I know someone who died of vCJD, the human form of madcow, he was diagnosed at UCLA. His name was Daniel Hinton, born 10/23/1949, died 10/17/2007, SSN 551-82-0801 his death certificate is with the County of Riverside, Riverside CA, registration number 3200733010421 date issued Oct 25th 2007 cause of death is Cruetzfeldt-Jakob Disease. He started showing symptoms in August and it was a rapid decline from there. While he was in the hospital at UCLA, someone there leaked the information to the press, and when the press arrived they moved Dan immediately and changed his name to Frank Feather or something close (Hank Feather or Frank Heather), I can’t recall anymore. Anyway my family member (Georgia’s best friend for 40 years) was actually with Dan and his wife, Georgia, at the time it happened.

    After Dan passed, Georgia had a specialist come down from San Francisco to harvest Dan’s brain and brain stem (not just any coroner can do an autopsy on Cruetzfeld Jakob patients anymore because there is a highly probable rate of infectious contamination and many coroners were subsequently lost to that disease) and shipped it to the National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center
    http://www.cjdsurveillance.com/contact.html

    This is done without charge to the family, so anyone who has a loved one die of this disease can have this done. The NPDPSC contacted Georgia and confirmed that the disease was the variant form which meant he got it from contamination exposure, not a genetically inherited gene. Dan had never left the country. He was a fan of steak eating and did work for a time processing pigs for slaughter.

    Since this disease has a 15 to 30 year latent period before it manifests, there really is no way to track where or how he was exposed, so there is little interest in the story evidently, at least that has been the family’s experience at trying to get more media exposure for the cause of Dan’s death.

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  4. ProLibertate May 2, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Updated- disapprove last submission- I found his discharge paperwork with his alias: Jake Heather and added some other physician data.
    I know someone who died of vCJD, the human form of madcow, he was diagnosed at UCLA. His name was Daniel G. Hinton, born 10/23/1949, died 10/17/2007, SSN 551-82-0801 his death certificate is with the County of Riverside, Riverside CA, registration number 3200733010421 date issued Oct 25th 2007 cause of death is Cruetzfeldt-Jakob Disease. The physician who certified his death was Tarek Mahdi, of 161 McKinley St. Corona, CA 92879. He started showing symptoms in August and it was a rapid decline from there. While he was in the hospital at UCLA, someone there leaked the information to the press, and when the press arrived they moved Dan immediately and changed his name to Jake Heather. Anyway my family member (Georgia’s best friend for 40 years) was actually with Dan and his wife, Georgia, at the time it happened. His medical record was 101/w380-50-90 2 or vn# 3002 5. According to the UCLA Healthcare Home Discharge Instructions dated 10/2/07 when he was released to hospice, other physician’s names associated at UCLA are who would have knowledge: Schrader, LM, Resident Aimee Pierce, Attending Physician- Woods.
    After Dan passed, Georgia had a specialist come down from San Francisco to harvest Dan’s brain and brain stem (not just any coroner can do an autopsy on Cruetzfeld Jakob patients anymore because there is a highly probable rate of infectious contamination and many coroners were subsequently lost to that disease) and shipped it to the National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center
    http://www.cjdsurveillance.com/contact.html
    This is done without charge to the family, so anyone who has a loved one die of this disease can have this done. The NPDPSC contacted Georgia and confirmed that the disease was the variant form which meant he got it from contamination exposure, not a genetically inherited gene. Dan had never left the country. He was a fan of steak eating and did work for a time processing pigs for slaughter.
    Since this disease has a 15 to 30 year latent period before it manifests, there really is no way to track where or how he was exposed, so there is little interest in the story evidently, at least that has been the family’s experience at trying to get more media exposure for the cause of Dan’s death.

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  5. EastGhostCom May 20, 2012 at 5:59 AM

    Hopefully some people connect the dots as to how this is another Hegelian attempt to increase control over food, particularly livestock. Multi-miillion-dollar-budget SOYLENT GREEN (with Charleton Heston, no less) showed the masses a future in which beef is scarce, tightly controlled, and prized, at least amongst the under classes. Rosa DeLauro introduced an anti-gardening / beef-control bill in 2009. Imagine all the horrors the rest of them have been doing over the decades.

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  6. Scott Lindsay June 8, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    Listen.with the adding of hormones,gmo’s,and other chemicals and what have you and the fact that the people that work with the FDA are or were hired by Monsanto and Dow and Caryle and other food processing companies I would not trust them as far as I can throw them and not to mention the pink slime we where being sered at our dinner tables every night until someone spoke up.He was probably a whistle blower and is being spied on and will get set up with some terrorist bullshit.

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