Patient Comments: Mad Cow Disease - Experience


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Comment from: Jazzy, 75 or over Male (Caregiver) Published: December 29

Another term for BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) is 'wasting syndrome.' My husband died from this. In 9 months’ time, he went from 185 to less than 90 lb. He died a horrible, painful death. Wonder if someone can help me understand everything about this disease. He was also septic - which means blood poisoning; from 13 stays in hospital. I need some answers, please. If you know anything, please share. Knowledge is power. I think I may be infected now.


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