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nvCJD victim count could reach 250,000

April, 2001 Meat Marketing & Technology

Wellcome Trust, a British organization studying the British BSE outbreak, developed a mathematical prediction model which suggested up to 136,000 people would ultimately die of nvCJD (the human form of �mad cow� disease). With recent cases suggesting an incubation period of as long as 15 to 20 years, the organization has revised its projections and is now predicting that as many as 250,000 people will die from the disease.


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