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    Human mad cow disease 'the country of plague'
    President Park Geun-hye ae as the incompetent response
    News | Enter article 2017/01/04 [11:22]

    A case of suspected human mad cow disease

    Inability to respond to government .. Control Tower Mr.

    ▲ President Hwang's presidential right, who is paying great attention to the ceremony, shows the incompetence of disease management like President Park Geun-hye. ? Sangmoon Kim

    A bird flu case has killed more than 30 million chickens and the spread of the disease is so unusual that it threatens the health of elementary and junior high school students, There is criticism about the anti-virus system.

    Human mad cow disease

    On Wednesday, a health care authority began investigating a suspected case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), a prion disease similar to human mad cow disease (variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, WCJD), in Korea.

    According to the Ulsan City Office of Education and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on December 13 last year, a 40-year-old school employee in Ulsan was reported to the Disease Control Headquarters as a CJD suspect.

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electroencephalography (MRI) of the hospital confirmed that the patient was suspected of having CJD.
    A is known to be out of work with sick leave for treatment.

    CJD is a prion disease that occurs only in humans. Prion is a compound of proteins and virions that cause mad cow disease.

    When infected with a prion, the brain is punctured like a sponge to lose its brain function, and shortly, it will die within a few months to two years.

    CJD is not infected by general contact, but it can be infected through surgery, so it is classified as a third class infectious disease.

    The cause of human mad cow disease is not known yet, so there is no cure. In Ulsan, three people were suspected of CJD last year, and health authorities are conducting epidemiological investigations.

    The Disease Control Headquarters checks the infection route of suspect patients, but does not disclose specific details for personal information.

    In Korea, a woman in her 50s who was diagnosed with CJD in November 2011 died for the first time. In January 2013, the second death in Korea was confirmed....