Greetings and Salutations to All my Kith and Kin and All the Ships in Outer Space:
Do YOU know of anyone who has died from "Mad Cow Disease"?
I'm particularly curious as to whether or not our government is concealing some important information from the general public?
Today, I received an e-mail from another resident here at the Old Soldiers' Home.
Her brother-in-law, who resided in New York, just now passed away from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, which is the human form of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (i.e., "Mad Cow Disease").
She states that the period of time from the onset of symptoms until his death was only ten (10) days, which I think is also rather unusual, as the duration of cases I'm familiar with have lasted much longer.
In searching the Internet for information on this subject, I was surprised to learn that the symptoms manifested by Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease are sometimes MISDIAGNOSED as Alzheimer's Disease!
Have there been any similar mistakes in diagnosing degenerative disease here at the Old Soldiers' Home?
This coming weekend, Friday 16 July 2010 and Saturday 17 July 2010, there will be a special conference about this subject, the EIGHTH ANNUAL CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE FOUNDATION FAMILY CONFERENCE, in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Court Hotel.
If interested in attending the conference, please click the automatic Internet links provided above for details about times and location.
This subject used to be a major news story, but it's been several years, or longer, since we last saw any public reference to it.
So, I'm curious.
Just how many other cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease are out there?
John Robert Mallernee
Official Bard of Clan Henderson
Armed Forces Retirement Home
Washington, D.C. 20011-8400