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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) kills man after eating squirrel


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Man dies from extremely rare disease after eating squirrel brains

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) is a prion protein disease in humans, in bovines its mad cow disease, and in deer its CWD

ransmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) are a family of rare progressive neurodegenerative disorders that affect both humans and animals. ... The abnormal folding of the prion proteins leads to brain damage and the characteristic signs and symptoms of the disease.

https://www.foxnews.com/health/man-dies-from-extremely-rare-disease-after-eating-squirrel-brains

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Increasing spread of CWD has raised concerns about the potential for increasing human exposure to the CWD agent. ... Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is classified as a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE), or prion disease, along with other animal diseases, such as scrapie and bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/10/6/03-1082_article

MONKEYS? what monkeys?

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There have been documented cases of CJD from eating squirrel brains, however as of yet no cases are documented from deer to humans.  There is however I believe a case of CWD transmission from contaminated venison to a macaque monkey. 

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         Lets put this into perspective by chances of dying of other things. First off yearly in the us there are maybe 350 cases a year of Creutzfeldt -Jakob desease.

  Smoking related deaths. 443,000 in the US annually and 55,000 from secondhand smoke.

     I will eat lean healthy wild meat!

  Then we have this little factoid of other causes of death. I think I will continue not to smoke and stay well within my weight range,

Heart disease 631,636 1 in 6
Cancer 562,875 1 in 7
Smoking-related deaths 433,000 1 in 9
Stroke 135,952 1 in 28
Obesity-related 112,000 1 in 35
Heavy drinking 79,000 1 in 49
Breast cancer 40,598 1 in 95
Prostate cancer 29,093 1 in 133
Fall 22,631 1 in 171
Assault 18,361 1 in 211
Brain tumor 13,000 1 in 298
Car accident 12,772 1 in 303
Skin cancer 8,461 1 in 457
Pedestrian accident 5,958 1 in 649
Motorcycle accident 5,024 1 in 770
Bicycle accident 820 1 in 4,717
Airplane accident 550 1 in 7,032
Flu 411 1 in 9,410
Lightning 46 1 in 84,079
Legal execution 40 1 in 96,691
Earthquake 26 1 in 148,756
Fireworks discharge 10

1 in 386,760

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If you've ever even walked alongside someone who was smoking a cigarette then they'll claim you died from second hand smoke .....but yet you can stand over a barrel of burning trash 3 times per week, or spend months burning leaves and brush, and the term second hand smoke never gets mentioned in the autopsy.  I find that utterly amazing. 🙄

 

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I know that I will likely have little risk of contracting it from squirrel brains since there ittle brain matter left if I shoot well enough. I don't think that @BilletHead will have an issue either. He shoots better than I do 😁.

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Wasting lots of good meat by shooting in the head. You got the cheeks and the tongue that add up to way more than you would get from the ribs.  When I was 4 eating squirrel, biscuits and gravy with my grandpa, I asked him for the wish bone.  He gave me a chunk of fried squirrel and I commenced to gnawing on it. I came to an ear and told my grandpa. He said eat around it. I came to an eye and told my grandpa.  He said eat around it.  I came to some teath and told him. He said eat around them. I came to the tongue and told him.  He said, give me that.  That’s the best part!  

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4 minutes ago, Johnsfolly said:

I know that I will likely have little risk of contracting it from squirrel brains since there ittle brain matter left if I shoot well enough. I don't think that @BilletHead will have an issue either. He shoots better than I do 😁.

             No use for the head other than a target. My grandmother told me once to quit shooting them in the head :) .  

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"We have met the enemy and it is us",

Pogo

   If you compete with your fellow anglers, you become their competitor, If you help them you become their friend"

Lefty Kreh

    " Never display your knowledge, you only share it"

Lefty Kreh

         "Eat more bass and there will be more room for walleye to grow!"

BilletHead

    " One thing in life is for sure. If you are careful you can straddle the barbed wire fence but make one mistake and you will be hurting"

BilletHead

  P.S. "May your fences be short or hope you have long legs"

BilletHead

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1 minute ago, fishinwrench said:

If you're digging the brains out of animals so you can eat it......then there was something already bad wrong with you before you ever ate them.

             Gives a whole new meaning to brain food 😆

BilletHead

"We have met the enemy and it is us",

Pogo

   If you compete with your fellow anglers, you become their competitor, If you help them you become their friend"

Lefty Kreh

    " Never display your knowledge, you only share it"

Lefty Kreh

         "Eat more bass and there will be more room for walleye to grow!"

BilletHead

    " One thing in life is for sure. If you are careful you can straddle the barbed wire fence but make one mistake and you will be hurting"

BilletHead

  P.S. "May your fences be short or hope you have long legs"

BilletHead

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