UK: vCJD deaths reach 100, scientists unsure on scale of epidemic
The number of deaths due to vCJD, the human form of mad cow disease, has now exceeded 100, according to government figures revealed yesterday. In the first five months of this year, 16 confirmed or suspected new cases of vCJD have come to light, raising fears amongst scientist that the death toll is set to continue rising. If new cases emerge at the same rate, another 28 cases can be expected by the end of the year.
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