Sunday, November 18, 2012

Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease here in the valley!

I am sorry to report that an occurrence Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease has claimed the life of one of our neighbors. He was only 62 years of age. This was diagnosed by OSU only this month, and he died soon after. To the best of my knowledge has yet to make the news media. Out of respect for the family, I won't offer any names, but I imagine this will all be out in the open soon.
The prions that cause mad cow, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy as well as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease cannot be destroyed by normal cooking and can be acquired by eating food contaminated with the brain, spinal cord or digestive tract of infected carcasses. 
In view of this, I would suggest researching this disease, and great care in processing not only wild game, but domestic animals, as well. 


  1. No more eating brains I guess. I have heard of CJV here in wild game like deer for years. People still out hunting and using the meat though.

  2. As do we. We eat mostly elk, and have, and will continue, to take care in dressing & butchering them.