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April 24th, 2012
07:29 PM ET

First case of mad cow in six years

John King speaks with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack about the case of mad cow disease discovered in California.


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  1. Michelle at Motley News

    Just watched Elizabeth Cohen firmly state that no human has ever gotten sick from Mad Cow Disease in the US. Well, it appears that she does not do her research very well. My mother died of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease, which is the human strain of Mad Cow Disease, in 1986. And my mother had never traveled outside of the US.

    Mayo Clinic did the diagnosis. After the IU Med Center in Indianapolis was unable to determine what was wrong, we flew her to Mayo clinic by helicopter. It was there that the doctors were able to diagnose her. She died a few short months after that.

    I'm happy to supply you with her name and you can pull up her death certificate and where she died since that is public information.

    April 24, 2012 at 8:28 pm |
  2. Stacey Wischnack

    My father in law just passed away October 21, 2011 and was diagnosed with CJD which is a form of mad cow at UC Irvine. Another gentlemen in the hospital was diagnosed with the same thing and died two weeks later. Both lived in Corona within 5 miles of each other! Coincidence?????

    April 24, 2012 at 8:33 pm |
  3. Michelle at Motley News

    Just finished watching Elizabeth Cohen on CNN tell how there has never been a case of a human contracting Mad Cow Disease in the United States. Well, Ms. Cohen is wrong.

    My mother died of the human form, otherwise known as Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease, in 1986. And she had never left the United States.

    In December 1985, we admitted her to the IU Medical Center in Indianapolis. They were unable to diagnose her ailment. It was recommended to take her to Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, so we flew her by helicopter to Mayo Clinic.

    It was there, in early 1986, that she was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease, and she died in March 1986.

    It is on her death certificate. I will provide a legitimate person with her name and place of death if you would like to pull her death cert as this is public information.

    So, don't believe what they're telling you. Mad Cow Disease has been around for many decades, and people have died from it in the US and have also contracted it in the US.

    April 24, 2012 at 8:39 pm |
  4. Josh

    Zombie Apocalypse definitely coming.

    April 24, 2012 at 8:59 pm |
  5. Michelle at Motley News

    Thanks so much for moderating my comment. Gotta love free speech (please not the sarcasm in that).

    April 26, 2012 at 10:21 pm |
  6. Michelle at Motley News

    So... are you just not checking comments and approving them? Or are you against free speech?

    April 26, 2012 at 10:22 pm |