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Search results for: Variant-Creutzfeldt-Jakob-disease

KOREA-USA/BEEF
RTX5OU5
May 14, 2008
A protester holds a doll "infected" with the variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease during a rally criticizing...
Seoul, South Korea
A protester holds a doll during a rally criticizing the U.S. beef import deal in Seoul
A protester holds a doll "infected" with the variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease during a rally criticizing the U.S. beef import deal in Seoul May 14, 2008. South Korea will delay the resumption of U.S. beef imports in the face of mounting public concern over the safety of the product, the farm ministry said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak (SOUTH KOREA)
SPAIN-MADCOW/
RTR1Z7Y6
April 07, 2008
Cows stand in a farm in the province of Burgos, northern Spain, April 7, 2008. Two people have died in...
Burgos, Spain
Cows stand in a farm in the province of Burgos
Cows stand in a farm in the province of Burgos, northern Spain, April 7, 2008. Two people have died in Spain from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, the human form of mad cow disease, the health department of the regional Castilla-Leon government said on Monday. REUTERS/Felix Ordonez (SPAIN)
SPAIN-MADCOW/
RTR1Z7Y2
April 07, 2008
Cows stand inside a farm in the province of Burgos, northern Spain, April 7, 2008. Two people have died...
Burgos, Spain
Cows stand inside a farm in the province of Burgos, northern Spain
Cows stand inside a farm in the province of Burgos, northern Spain, April 7, 2008. Two people have died in Spain from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, the human form of mad cow disease, the health department of the regional Castilla-Leon government said on Monday. REUTERS/Felix Ordonez (SPAIN)
HEALTH MADCOW
RTR5EGH
June 28, 2004
Patrick Singh pays his last respects to his 25-year-old daughter Charlene Singh, at the conclusion of...
Cooper City
FATHER OF CHARLENE SINGH PAYS LAST RESPECTS TO HIS DAUGHTER AT HER FUNERAL SERVICE IN FLORIDA.
Patrick Singh pays his last respects to his 25-year-old daughter Charlene Singh, at the conclusion of fer funeral service at the Cooper City Church of God, in Cooper City, Florida June 28, 2004. Singh died on June 20 at her home in Fort Lauderdale after being ill for several years with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, which is fatal and incurable. Her family believe she contracted it by eating contaminated meat in Britain more than a decade ago. Singh had the only known case in the United States of the human form of mad cow disease. REUTERS/Gary I Rothstein GIR
HEALTH MADCOW
RTR5EG8
June 28, 2004
Alison Singh, the mother of 25-year-old Charlene Singh (C) holds her other daughter Lisa (R) while two...
Cooper City
MOTHER AND SISTER OF CHARLENE SINGH AT FUNERAL SERVICE IN FLORIDA.
Alison Singh, the mother of 25-year-old Charlene Singh (C) holds her other daughter Lisa (R) while two unidentified cousins pay their last respects at the conclusion of a funeral service, at the Cooper City Church of God, in Cooper City, Florida, June 28, 2004. Charlene Singh died on June 20 at her home in Fort Lauderdale after being ill for several years with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, which is fatal and incurable. Her family believe she contracted it by eating contaminated meat in Britain more than a decade ago. Singh had the only known case in the United States of the human form of mad cow disease. REUTERS/Gary I Rothstein GIR/GN
HEALTH MADCOW
RTR5EFJ
June 28, 2004
Patrick Singh, father of Charlene Singh, 25, bows at her casket at the conclusion of the service at the...
Cooper City
FATHER PATRICK SINGH BOWS AT THE CASKET OF HIS DAUGHTER AT FUNERAL IN COOPER CITY.
Patrick Singh, father of Charlene Singh, 25, bows at her casket at the conclusion of the service at the Cooper City Church of God in Cooper City, Florida, June 28, 2004. Singh died on June 20 after being ill for several years with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, the human form of mad cow disease, which is fatal and incurable. Her family believes she contracted it by eating contaminated meat in Britain more than a decade ago. REUTERS/Gary I Rothstein GIR/SV
HEALTH MADCOW
RTR5EFA
June 28, 2004
David and Lisa Singh react during their eulogy to their sister Charlene Singh, 25, at the Cooper City...
Cooper City
SINGH FAMILY MEMBERS DURING FUNERAL IN FLORIDA FOR SISTER WHO DIED OF MAD COW DISEASE.
David and Lisa Singh react during their eulogy to their sister Charlene Singh, 25, at the Cooper City Church of God, in Cooper City, Florida June 28, 2004. Singh died on June 20 at her home in Fort Lauderdale after being ill for several years with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, which is fatal and incurable. Her family believe she contracted it by eating contaminated meat in Britain more than a decade ago. Singh had the only known case in the United States of the human form of mad cow disease. REUTERS/Gary I Rothstein GIR/GN
GIR
RTR5DVO
June 28, 2004
FUNERAL DIRECTOR CHECKS PLACEMENT OF THE CASKET AT THE SERVICE OF CHARLENE SINGH'S FUNERAL IN COOPER...
Cooper City
FUNERAL DIRECTOR CHECKS PLACEMENT OF THE CASKET AT THE SERVICE OF CHARLENE SINGH'S FUNERAL IN COOPER...
FUNERAL DIRECTOR CHECKS PLACEMENT OF THE CASKET AT THE SERVICE OF CHARLENE SINGH'S FUNERAL IN COOPER CITY, FLORIDA. Funeral Director Jimmy S. Sasser, Jr. (L) checks on the casket placement of Charlene Singh, 25, in Cooper City, Florida, June 28, 2004. Singh was diagnosed two years ago with a variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, the human form of Mad Cow disease and died June 20. Llelwyn Grant, a spokesman for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said that no deaths in the United States have been previously reported. REUTERS/Gary I Rothstein
BRITAIN
RTXMH8O
March 16, 2004
A donor gives blood at a National Blood Service centre in London, March 16, 2004. Britain is to ban people...
London, UK
A donor gives blood at a National Blood Service centre in London, March 16, 2004. Britain is to ban .....
A donor gives blood at a National Blood Service centre in London, March 16, 2004. Britain is to ban people who have had transfusions over the past 24 years from donating blood to reduce the risk of spreading the human form of mad cow disease. [British Health Secretary John Reid announced the move three months after he reported what is throught to have been the world's first case of variant of Creutzfeldt--Jakob disease (vCJD) caused by transfusion.]
BRITAIN
RTRFCGV
March 16, 2004
A donor gives blood at a National Blood Service centre in London, March 16, 2004. Britain is to ban people...
London, United Kingdom of Great Britain
DONER GIVES BLOOD AT A NATIONAL BLOOD SERVICE CENTER IN LONDON.
A donor gives blood at a National Blood Service centre in London, March 16, 2004. Britain is to ban people who have had transfusions over the past 24 years from donating blood to reduce the risk of spreading the human form of mad cow disease. British Health Secretary John Reid announced the move three months after he reported what is throught to have been the world's first case of variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) caused by transfusion. REUTERS/Toby Melville TM/JSG/RB/PW/
BRITAIN
RTRFCFA
March 16, 2004
A donor gives blood at a National Blood Service centre in London, March 16, 2004. Britain is to ban people...
London, United Kingdom of Great Britain
DONER GIVES BLOOD AT A NATIONAL BLOOD SERVICE CENTER IN LONDON.
A donor gives blood at a National Blood Service centre in London, March 16, 2004. Britain is to ban people who have had transfusions over the past 24 years from donating blood to reduce the risk of spreading the human form of mad cow disease. British Health Secretary John Reid announced the move three months after he reported what is throught to have been the world's first case of variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) caused by transfusion. REUTERS/Toby Melville TM/JSG/RB/PW/
BRITAIN
RTRFCF1
March 16, 2004
A donor gives blood at a National Blood Service centre in London, March 16, 2004. Britain is to ban people...
London, United Kingdom of Great Britain
DONER GIVES BLOOD AT A NATIONAL BLOOD SERVICE CENTER IN LONDON.
A donor gives blood at a National Blood Service centre in London, March 16, 2004. Britain is to ban people who have had transfusions over the past 24 years from donating blood to reduce the risk of spreading the human form of mad cow disease. British Health Secretary John Reid announced the move three months after he reported what is throught to have been the world's first case of variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) caused by transfusion. REUTERS/Toby Melville TM/JSG/RB/PW/
IRISH
RTR3PML
September 26, 2003
Don Simms (R), father of Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD)
victim Johnathan Simms, speaks to...
Belfast, United Kingdom of Great Britain
DON SIMMS FATHER OF CJD VICTIM JONATHAN SIMMS SPEAKS DURING AN
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CONFERENCE IN BELFAST....
Don Simms (R), father of Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD)
victim Johnathan Simms, speaks to the media with Doctor Mark McClean
(L) at a medical conference in Belfast September 26, 2003. Simms joined
experts meeting in Belfast on Friday to review his son's medical
progress following an injection of the drug pentosan polysulphate (PPS)
into his brain. REUTERS/Paul McErlane

PM/CL
BRITIAN
RTR3P6E
September 26, 2003
Don Simms (C), father of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD)
victim Johnathan Simms, hugs an unidentified...
Belfast, United Kingdom of Great Britain
DON SIMMS FATHER OF VCJD VICTIM JONATHAN SIMMS HUGS A FRIEND DURING A
MEDICAL CONFERENCE IN BELFAST....
Don Simms (C), father of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD)
victim Johnathan Simms, hugs an unidentified friend as Doctor Mark
McClean (L) watches during a break at a medical conference in Belfast
September 26, 2003. Simms joined experts meeting in Belfast on Friday
to review his son's medical progress following an injection of the drug
pentosan polysulphate (PPS) into his brain. REUTERS/Paul McErlane

PM/NMB/WS
BRITIAN
RTR3P5Y
September 26, 2003
Don Simms, father of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) victim
Johnathan Simms, speaks to the...
Belfast, United Kingdom of Great Britain
DON SIMMS FATHER OF VCJD VICTIM JONATHAN SIMMS SPEAKS TO THE MEDIA
DURING MEDICAL CONFERENCE IN BELFAST....
Don Simms, father of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) victim
Johnathan Simms, speaks to the media during a break at a medical
conference in Belfast September 26, 2003. Simms joined experts meeting
in Belfast on Friday to review his son's medical progress following an
injection of the drug pentosan polysulphate (PPS) into his brain.
REUTERS/Paul McErlane

PM/NMB/WS
MADCOW BRITAIN REPORT
RTRFX3D
March 21, 2001
Residents of Queniborough in Leicestershire attend a public meeting to hear the results of a report into...
Leicester, UK
VILLAGERS ATTEND A MEETING TO HEAR RESULTS OF CJD REPORT IN QUENIBOROUGH.
Residents of Queniborough in Leicestershire attend a public meeting to hear the results of a report into the cluster of cases of new-variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) centred around the village March 21, 2001. The inquiry into the deaths of five people, who contracted the so called mad-cow disease from the village in central England, was launched last summer in the hope that it would help unlock the key to how bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), the brain wasting disease in cattle, was passed to humans. REUTERS/Ian Hodgson.

IH/PS
MADCOW BRITAIN REPORT
RTRFWYU
March 21, 2001
A sign inviting people from Queniborough in Leicestershire to a public meeting to hear the results of...
Leicester, UK
A SIGN ADVERTISING A VILLAGE MEETING TO HEAR RESULTS OF CJD REPORT IS POSTED TO A TREE IN QUENIBOROUGH....
A sign inviting people from Queniborough in Leicestershire to a public meeting to hear the results of a report into the cluster of cases of new-variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) is nailed to a tree in the centre of the village March 21, 2001. The inquiry into the deaths of five people, who contracted the so called mad-cow disease from the village in central England, was launched last summer in the hope that it would help unlock the key to how bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), the brain wasting disease in cattle, was passed to humans. REUTERS/Ian Hodgson.

IH/PS
HEALTH MADCOW DUTCH
RTRCQ1L
January 09, 2001
A CONTROLLER OF DUTCH INSTITUTE FOR CATTLE & MEAT CONTROL TAKES SAMPLES FOR BSE TEST AT SLAUGHTERHOUSE.


A...
Bodegraven, Netherlands
A CONTROLLER OF DUTCH INSTITUTE FOR CATTLE & MEAT CONTROL TAKES SAMPLES FOR BSE TEST AT ...
A CONTROLLER OF DUTCH INSTITUTE FOR CATTLE & MEAT CONTROL TAKES SAMPLES FOR BSE TEST AT SLAUGHTERHOUSE.


A controller of the Dutch Institute for Cattle and Meat Control (RVV) takes a sample from a cow's head for a rapid 36-hour bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) check at a slaughterhouse in Bodegraven January 9th, 2001. Last week a 1000 checks were made for the disease, which scientists have linked to new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a human version of a fatal, brain-wasting disease.
HEALTH MADCOW DUTCH
RTRCQ1D
January 09, 2001
A CONTROLLER OF DUTCH INSTITUTE FOR CATTLE & MEAT CONTROL TAKES SAMPLES FOR BSE TEST AT SLAUGHTERHOUSE.


A...
Bodegraven, Netherlands
A CONTROLLER OF DUTCH INSTITUTE FOR CATTLE & MEAT CONTROL TAKES SAMPLES FOR BSE TEST AT ...
A CONTROLLER OF DUTCH INSTITUTE FOR CATTLE & MEAT CONTROL TAKES SAMPLES FOR BSE TEST AT SLAUGHTERHOUSE.


A controller of the Dutch Institute for Cattle and Meat Control (RVV) inspects a sample from a cow's head for a rapid 36-hour bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) check at a slaughterhouse in Bodegraven January 9th, 2001. Last week a 1000 checks were made for the disease, which scientists have linked to new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a human version of a fatal, brain-wasting disease.
HEALTH MADCOW DUTCH
RTRCQ18
January 09, 2001
A CONTROLLER OF DUTCH INSTITUTE FOR CATTLE & MEAT CONTROL TAKES SAMPLES FOR BSE TEST AT SLAUGHTERHOUSE.


Controllers...
Bodegraven, Netherlands
A CONTROLLER OF DUTCH INSTITUTE FOR CATTLE & MEAT CONTROL TAKES SAMPLES FOR BSE TEST AT ...
A CONTROLLER OF DUTCH INSTITUTE FOR CATTLE & MEAT CONTROL TAKES SAMPLES FOR BSE TEST AT SLAUGHTERHOUSE.


Controllers of the Dutch Institute for Cattle and Meat Control (RVV) takes a sample from a cow's head for a rapid 36-hour bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) check at a slaughterhouse in Bodegraven January 9th, 2001. Last week a 1000 checks were made for the disease, which scientists have linked to new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a human version of a fatal, brain-wasting disease.
HEALTH MADCOW DUTCH
RTRCQ0L
January 09, 2001
A CONTROLLER OF DUTCH INSTITUTE FOR CATTLE & MEAT CONTROL TAKES SAMPLES FOR BSE TEST AT SLAUGHTERHOUSE.


A...
Bodegraven, Netherlands
A CONTROLLER OF DUTCH INSTITUTE FOR CATTLE & MEAT CONTROL TAKES SAMPLES FOR BSE TEST AT ...
A CONTROLLER OF DUTCH INSTITUTE FOR CATTLE & MEAT CONTROL TAKES SAMPLES FOR BSE TEST AT SLAUGHTERHOUSE.


A controller of the Dutch Institute for Cattle and Meat Control (RVV) takes a sample from a cow's head for a rapid 36-hour bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) check at a slaughterhouse in Bodegraven January 9th, 2001. Last week a 1000 checks were made for the disease, which scientists have linked to new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a human version of a fatal, brain-wasting disease.
GERMANY
RTXK5VU
December 06, 2000
A test card of a cow brain that tested negative for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), that causes...
Krefeld, Germany
A test card of a cow brain that tested negative for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), that cau.....
A test card of a cow brain that tested negative for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), that causes the new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease is shown in a veterinary examination institute in Krefeld December 6, 2000. Germany launched nationwide tests on Wednesday for all cattle over 30 months old in its bid to win back consumer confidence in beef shattered by the Europe-wide mad cow scare.
GERMANY
RTXK5VT
December 06, 2000
Cow brains are tested for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), that causes the new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob...
Krefeld, Germany
Cow brains are tested for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), that causes the new variant Creutz.....
Cow brains are tested for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), that causes the new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in a veterinary examination institute in Krefeld December 6, 2000. Germany launched nationwide tests on Wednesday for all cattle over 30 months old in its bid to win back consumer confidence in beef shattered by the Europe-wide mad cow scare.
GERMANY
RTXK5VS
December 06, 2000
A part of a cow brain is ready to be examined for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), that causes...
Krefeld, Germany
A part of a cow brain is ready to be examined for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), that cause.....
A part of a cow brain is ready to be examined for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), that causes the new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in a veterinary examination institute in Krefeld December 6, 2000. From today every slaughtered cow older than 30 months has to be tested for the mad cow disease.
GERMANY
RTXK5VR
December 06, 2000
Parts of a cow brain are prepared for testing for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), that causes...
Potsdam, Germany
Parts of a cow brain are prepared for testing for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), that cause.....
Parts of a cow brain are prepared for testing for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), that causes the new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, in a veterinary institute in Potsdam near Berlin December 6, 2000. Germany launched nationwide tests on Wednesday for all cattle over 30 months old in its bid to win back consumer confidence in beef shattered by Europe-wide mad cow scare.
HEALTH MADCOW GERMANY
RTRBPXA
December 06, 2000
Parts of a cow brain are prepared for testing for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), that causes...
Potsdam, Germany
PARTS OF A COW BRAIN ARE TESTED FOR BSE IN POTSDAM.
Parts of a cow brain are prepared for testing for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), that causes the new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, in a veterinary institute in Potsdam near Berlin December 6, 2000. Germany launched nationwide tests on Wednesday for all cattle over 30 months old in its bid to win back consumer confidence in beef shattered by Europe-wide mad cow scare.

AKW/CRB
HEALTH MADCOW  BSE
RTRBPA5
December 06, 2000
A test card of a cow brain that tested negative for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), that causes...
Krefeld, Germany
A BSE TEST CARD IS SHOWN IN A VETERINARY INSTITUTE IN KREFELD.
A test card of a cow brain that tested negative for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), that causes the new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease is shown in a veterinary examination institute in Krefeld December 6, 2000. Germany launched nationwide tests on Wednesday for all cattle over 30 months old in its bid to win back consumer confidence in beef shattered by the Europe-wide mad cow scare.

JS/FMS
GERMANY BSE
RTRBP9D
December 06, 2000
Cow brains are tested for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), that causes the new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob...
Krefeld, Germany
A PART OF A COW BRAIN IS TESTED IN A VETERINARY INSTITUTE IN KREFELD.
Cow brains are tested for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), that causes the new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in a veterinary examination institute in Krefeld December 6, 2000. Germany launched nationwide tests on Wednesday for all cattle over 30 months old in its bid to win back consumer confidence in beef shattered by the Europe-wide mad cow scare.

JS/FMS
GERMANY BSE
RTRBP8Y
December 06, 2000
A part of a cow brain is ready to be examined for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), that causes...
Krefeld, Germany
A PART OF A COW BRAIN IS EXAMINED IN A VETERINARY INSTITUTE IN KREFELD.
A part of a cow brain is ready to be examined for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), that causes the new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in a veterinary examination institute in Krefeld December 6, 2000. From today every slaughtered cow older than 30 months has to be tested for the mad cow disease.

JS/FMS
MAD COW DISEASE
RTRB4VO
November 22, 2000
A scientist of the Institute for Neuropathology of Zurich University Hospital shows a box with pieces...
Zurich, Switzerland
SWISS SCIENTIST HOLDS BOX WITH FROZEN PIECES OF HUMAN BRAIN AT ZURICH UNIVERSITY.
A scientist of the Institute for Neuropathology of Zurich University Hospital shows a box with pieces of human brain November 22, 2000. The team of Professor Adriano Aguzzi discovered a new method to determine the presence of mad cow disease or its human variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob as reported November 22, 2000 in Zurich. The new method could be the basis for a cure and a way to purify donor blood.

SIB/MPS/WS
MAD COW DISEASE
RTRB4VB
November 22, 2000
A scientist of the Institute for Neuropathology of Zurich University Hospital examines a piece of human...
Zurich, Switzerland
SWISS SCIENTIST EXAMINES PIECE OF HUMAN BRAIN AT ZURICH UNIVERSITY.
A scientist of the Institute for Neuropathology of Zurich University Hospital examines a piece of human brain tussue November 22, 2000. The team of Professor Adriano Aguzzi discovered a new method to determine the presence of mad cow disease or its human variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) as reported November 22, 2000 in Zurich. The new method could be the basis for a cure and a way to purify donor blood.

SIB/MPS/
MAD COW DISEASE
RTRB4ML
November 22, 2000
Professor Adriano Aguzzi of Zurich University presents the scientific basis for a new test to determine...
Zurich, Switzerland
PROFESSOR ADRIANO AGUZZI EXPLAINS NEW METHOD TO DETERMINE PRESENCE OF CJD IN HUMANS.
Professor Adriano Aguzzi of Zurich University presents the scientific basis for a new test to determine the presence of mad cow disease or its human variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) November 22, 2000 in Zurich. The new method could be the basis for a cure and a way to purify donor blood.

SIB/MPS/
CHAZOT
RTXK5AK
November 19, 2000
French Doctor Guy Chazot answers newsmen during a press conference after the reports that doctors had...
Lyon, France
French Doctor Guy Chazot answers newsmen during a press conference after the reports that doctors ha.....
French Doctor Guy Chazot answers newsmen during a press conference after the reports that doctors had identified nvCJD (new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease) in a semi-comatose 45-year-old woman at the Lyon neurological hospital November 19, 2000. The French government launched an offensive against fears of "mad cow" meat November 19 publishing a full-page newspaper advertisement and a free advice line number that received over 600 calls by midday.
FRANCE
RTRAZEZ
November 19, 2000
French Doctor Guy Chazot answers newsmen during a press conference after the reports that doctors had...
Lyon, France
FRENCH DOCTOR GUY CHAZOT SPEAKS IN LYON AFTER DISCOVERING FRENCH CASE OF NVCJD.
French Doctor Guy Chazot answers newsmen during a press conference after the reports that doctors had identified nvCJD (new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease) in a semi-comatose 45-year-old woman at the Lyon neurological hospital November 19, 2000. The French government launched an offensive against fears of "mad cow" meat November 19 publishing a full-page newspaper advertisement and a free advice line number that received over 600 calls by midday.

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