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Old January 4th, 2004, 03:47 PM
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Well, everyone heard about the infected cow that was found in the US during vacation?

I did... I gave up beef because of this... (I can live without beef for a while... though...)

Symtoms that I heard in a human is: Depression, forgetfullness, holes in brain.
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Old January 4th, 2004, 04:06 PM
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Holes in the brain is a very hard symtom to expect isn't it? ;; You can't really see it right off the bat. XD;

Yeah, I stopped eating beef as well, at least I like chicken.
By any chance do you know what states were having issues with it? I'm trying to be aware, and I tend to forget.
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Old January 4th, 2004, 04:06 PM
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I ate beef recently. It's not like they're going to package infected beef. There might be a cure in 2005.
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Old January 4th, 2004, 04:06 PM
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Yeesh.. I'm not that freaked out. I live in the seconed largest beef producing state in the US, Kansas. I live on a farm, even though we don't raise cattle.. Each farm that is around us has cattle. Around here when the first cow in Canada got Mad Cow, the beef prices shot up. But I knew if it was in Canada, it would get here. But anyway, there hasn't been any human cases of Mad Cow on this continent. So don't give up beef, unless you live near Washington and there are human cases
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Old January 4th, 2004, 04:12 PM
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I don't eat meat, but I eat fish, so I'm ok. I just think meat is gross, but I eat fish since I need some sort of protein, otherwise I would be dead. Thank you.
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Old January 4th, 2004, 04:13 PM
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I'm taking no chances... *eats a chicken...*...

Anyway, I don't eat that much uhhhh... beef...
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Old January 4th, 2004, 04:23 PM
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What! No more beef for me. Eww. my stomac is rumbling...
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Old January 4th, 2004, 04:30 PM
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Chicken is better than beef! It's less fatting!!!

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Old January 4th, 2004, 04:44 PM
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I've never really enjoyed eating beef. Just the thought of a dead cow makes me sick. But... I do like chicken. ._. *gets kicked out of her Animal Protection group*

JK. XP I'm not going to completely stop eating meat, but I have cut down lately. (Not that I ate a lot of it anyways.) There's an extremely rare chance of anyone ever catching that disease, though if anyone wanted to quit eating meat then I wouldn't blame them. So many animals have become extinct--or nearly extinct, just because of some hunters that wanted to make a stupid fur coat. It's sad, really. I even read that the Bengal tiger should be extinct by 2010.
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Old January 4th, 2004, 04:45 PM
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no point in "*gasp* I'm not eating beef anymore!".

As cows have a LONG time before showing symtops of Mad Cow disease themselves. They can "hide" the disease up to 7 years long. So if you ate beef within the last 7 years, you got just as much chance of getting it as eating beef like usual or banning beef for your diet starting from today. Whatever you do, just have to depend on luck now...
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Old January 4th, 2004, 04:46 PM
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Er... yeah. I highly doubt there's anything to worry about. In the days after the initial incident, I was reading the papers and experts say that the cow likely contracted the disease because of the feed it was given was from the UK, I believe. The disease probably originated in one cow which was used to make feed for animals, which was then used to feed the cow which later contracted the disease. @_@; Whatever the cause, it's not making me give up beef. I love it and in my family, we often have once a week or more. =\ There has only been one case of BSE/Mad Cow originating in Canada (and possibly the one linked to Canada which occured in the US recently), so I don't really see the need to worry.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/madcow/index.html

The above URL is a pretty good page for information, if you want to know more. =\
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Old January 4th, 2004, 04:50 PM
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i know. But mystomic stilll hurts. Glad i ate chicken today! Go hotdogs!!!
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Old January 4th, 2004, 04:55 PM
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Depending on luck????

The probality of getting it is 1/As many cows in the US

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Old January 4th, 2004, 04:58 PM
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nah... the chances is (mysterious number as there are too much related factor)/(how many cows there are in the whole world). The "Canada Mad Cow" incident earlier was actually a cow sold from the US . So as you see it's too hard to track down where the disease came from (but the very first case in the world is found within UK boundaries). No point of "don't take chances now so don't eat cow" as you took the chances already by eating beef years ago...
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Old January 4th, 2004, 05:01 PM
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But, still..... I am still not going to eat any more cow!!!!

(Even I ate it before, it's not tinted...)
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Old January 4th, 2004, 05:01 PM
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Two cows are sitting on a hill. One says,

"Hey, bill, have you heard about this new mad cow disease? Are you worried?"

The other one replies,

"Why would i care? I'm a helecopter!"

Hehehe. Just lightening the mood. but it is something to worry about, but im not giving up on beef yet!
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Old January 4th, 2004, 05:21 PM
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You have a WHOLE lot better chance of getting appendecitise(sp?) which can kill you just as easily if not taken to a hospital fast. You shouldn't worry as much as you are about something like this.. May as well not eat anymore beef until they come up with a cure. But that's just stupid. ^~

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Old January 4th, 2004, 05:43 PM
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Well, it's tempary. I will start eating beef when theres no mad cow in the US...
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Old January 4th, 2004, 05:47 PM
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There was no case in the US years ago... This only happened so recently.

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Well, it's tempary. I will start eating beef when theres no mad cow in the US...
I see where you're coming from, but you're just being paranoid. If everyone was really that worried about it, they would do what Japan is doing now and check EVERY animal being slaughtered for human consumption for BSE to make sure it's okay. But since the US and Canada isn't doing that, you can probably expect that the experts know what they're doing and don't think it's necessary.

Btw, LA... why reverting back to the old username? ;

EDIT: Just got Arwen's post. There may not have been a case years ago, but you can't really notice the symptoms of BSE in live animals until a few years after the disease is contracted... and you can only confirm the disease if the animal is already dead by checking the brain.
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I'm not worried. The FDA knows how to keep people healthy and the virus is located in the central nervous system. You only have to worry if you buy the cheap beef.

Not to mention the cow came from Canada. I believe Canada still feeds their cows ground up animal parts that couldn't be sold (e.g. spine, brain, etc). Hmm... The cows that are fed grain don't get sick and the ones that are fed the parts of dead cows get sick. Maybe there is a link.
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Do you think the cow got the disease and died all in the same day? And who cares if there wasn't a case. What if there wasn't any 'case' now, yet in 5 years there was a case and you said the same thing? There's as much of a chance for it to happen now, 5 years from now, or 100 years from now.

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Old January 4th, 2004, 06:01 PM
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The cow is sposed to eat grass! Not meat... ... *sighs*

There can be a link to that.... though..
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Old January 4th, 2004, 06:04 PM
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I'm not worried. The FDA knows how to keep people healthy and the virus is located in the central nervous system. You only have to worry if you buy the cheap beef.

Not to mention the cow came from Canada. I believe Canada still feeds their cows ground up animal parts that couldn't be sold (e.g. spine, brain, etc). Hmm... The cows that are fed grain don't get sick and the ones that are fed the parts of dead cows get sick. Maybe there is a link.
From what I've read, the cow that contracted the disease had eaten feed made from ground up animal parts... but the feed had come from the UK. The farmers probably didn't know the disease could live that long. Once this idea surfaced, I'm fairly certain Canada ceased to use any feed from the UK whatsoever.

Besides, just because the diseased animal came from Canada (which, to my knowledge, has NOT been confirmed yet) doesn't mean that it got the disease here. You can't rule out the possibility it got the disease in the US. Also... didn't the first cow that got the disease in Canada come from the US, or was that just a rumour I'd heard?

edit: Quoted twice... whoops. XD
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