UK: Increased incidence of vCJD, scientists still unclear on epidemic proportions
The incidence of the human form of mad cow disease increased sharply by 20% in the last year, according to scientists from the vCJD Surveillance Unit at Edinburgh University . Talking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme yesterday, Professor James Ironside said that it is very difficult to tell how the deadly disease will affect people in the future; estimates of the final total of vCJD cases range from a couple of hundred to 140,000.
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