This story begins and ends in morgues. It is a chilling medical detective story which traces the explosion of accidentally-acquired CJD (Creutzfeldt Jacob Disease) in humans from the highlands of PNG to fertility programmes in Australia and to the British dining table. It deals with the key characters involved in parallel epidemics both of which first became public knowledge in April 1985. The announcement of a probable beef-related epidemic of a so-called "new-variant" of CJD (Mad Cow's Disease) on March 20, 1996 forced the British Government to admit there may be a lethal contamination of the country's meat products. While the British struggle to allay public fears over beef products, the world also faces a growing epidemic of accidental medical transmission of CJD. This is a disease which kills as devastatingly as AIDS, and as surely as the Ebola virus - but it has a symptom free incubation period that means a generation could pass before the chilling signs of infection emerge. As compelling as a science fiction thriller, this story has serious implications for Australia and countries around the world.Jennifer Cooke is News Editor at "The Sydney Morning Herald" and has been tracing this story in Australia and overseas for more than a decade. She resides in Redfern, Sydney. Every week there are more news items appearing about this disease as more deaths occur and more claims for compensation are heard. No other book exists on the subject and many thousands of people have been exposed to these diseases. Jennifer is a well respected and well connected journalist who can talk about all aspects of this disease in layman's terms. This book will receive wide coverage on radio, and is a substantial, brilliantly researched and lively read.
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Book Description Random House, 1989. Book Condition: Fair. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP78698199
Book Description Random House USA Inc, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001435872
Book Description Random House, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Very Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. Though second-hand, the book is still in very good shape. Minimal signs of usage may include very minor creasing on the cover or on the spine. Bookseller Inventory # CHL1635243
Book Description Random House, Australia, 1998. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. 390 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Health::Medical; Medicine & Health; ISBN: 0091836913. ISBN/EAN: 9780091836917. Inventory No: 226374. Bookseller Inventory # 226374
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Book Description Random House, Milsons Point, 1998. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Study Of Creutzfeldt-Jakob (Mad Cow) Disease, Tracing The Disease From Its Origins Through To The Present Day, Proposing Causes, Future Prospects, Etc. 390Pp. Bookseller Inventory # 000331