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You Heard It Here First

The Los Angeles Times has seen the light. In a major Health feature, the Times describes how the American mad cow panic has been “fueled by misinformation, inexact science, and alarmist media reports.” We’ve been telling you about this since the release of our report, Mad Cow: a New American Scare Campaign. As a way of explaining how the scare took hold in the U.S., the writer debunks the mad-deer theory, saying that human CJD and illnesses ocurring naturally in game animals are “different strains.” The Times also asserts what we’ve known all along: the hunters in question “died from known forms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, the kind found the world over.” (emphasis added)

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