Century for vCJD

 作者:熊艇悉     |      日期:2019-03-07 08:18:02
The number of people in Britain who have succumbed to vCJD, the human form of mad cow disease, has reached 100. “It’s of great concern,” says Peter Smith, chair of the government’s Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee. Last year saw 27 cases, the largest number yet, and 16 have already been reported this year, says Roy Anderson, an epidemiologist on the committee. Smith warns that elderly victims of the disease may have been missed. “Only around 3 per cent of the elderly with dementia have full post-mortems,