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CJD victims’ families lose high court battle to change compensation scheme – The Guardian

“Families of people who developed the incurable variant CJD today lost their high court battle to change what they saw as a flawed compensation scheme.”

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The Guardian, 5th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Coroners block tests to monitor vCJD spread – The Times

“Coroners are refusing to carry out post-mortem tests for an infection that causes the human form of mad cow disease, despite pleas that they could help to monitor the disease.”

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The Times, 19th August 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Coroners resist plans to investigate long-term health threat from vCJD at postmortems – The Guardian

“Coroners are blocking government plans to test tens of thousands of bodies undergoing postmortem examinations each year for signs of variant CJD, the human form of BSE. Their involvement is essential for a research programme, backed by ministers, senior scientific advisers and an independent ethical committee, to establish the long-term public health threat from the incurable disease. Although only 166 people have so far died from vCJD in Britain, scientists are seeking to find out whether many more are unwittingly carrying the long-incubating condition, posing significant risk to others through surgery and blood transfusion.”

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The Guardian, 11th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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