Florida woman dies of probable vCJD

first_img April 2002 CDC news release about Florida vCJD casehttp://www.cdc.gov/media/pressrel/r020418.htm The Herald story said Singh moved from England to Florida with her father in 1992. She graduated from the University of Miami in 2001 and had been planning to attend law school before she became ill, the story said. Charlene Singh, 25, died in Fort Lauderdale, according to a Miami Herald report. She was believed to have contracted vCJD, the human form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, while living in the United Kingdom. The CDC plans to investigate Singh’s case, according to the Herald and other news reports. See also: Jun 22, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – A young Florida woman who suffered from a probable case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) died Jun 20, apparently becoming the disease’s first victim in the United States, according to news service reports.center_img The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the existence of a probable case of vCJD in a Florida woman in April 2002. At that time the agency said her clinical condition and history were consistent with vCJD acquired in Britain. The diagnosis can be confirmed only by studying brain tissue obtained by biopsy or after death, according to the CDC. Variant CJD is believed to be caused by eating meat products from cattle infected with BSE. An Associated Press report said Singh’s parents believe she ate contaminated beef in Britain sometime before 1992. A widespread outbreak of BSE in British cattle was first identified in 1986. The human form of the disease emerged in Britain in the 1990s and has killed about 140 people there. The only known case of BSE in the United States was discovered in a cow in Washington state last December. Singh’s mother, Alison Singh, told the Herald she is still angry at the British government for not doing more to warn the public about vCJD in the early 1990s.last_img read more

Pair’s stunning play takes Northants ahead in foursomes

first_img Northamptonshire’s Callum Farr and Ben Jones played stunning golf this morning to set up their team’s 2-1 win over Yorkshire in the second day foursomes at the English Boys’ County Championship.Farr, an England boy international, and Jones, who represented England at U16 level, had five birdies and two eagles on consecutive holes from the fifth at Cumberwell Park Golf Club in Wiltshire.It took them from all square after four to five up after 11 holes and well on the way to winning their match 4/3.Northamptonshire’s other foursomes point was provided by Robin Williams and Charlie Salter, who won 2/1.However, Yorkshire’s Barclay Brown and Charlie Thornton kept up their winning ways, taking the other match 4/3.In the other match Wiltshire, like Northamptonshire, bounced back from their defeat of yesterday to take the upper hand in their foursomes against Hertfordshire.They won two of the three matches, courtesy of Tom Stagg and Dom Burgess (4/2) and Jamie Cooper and Joe Retford (2/1).Hertfordshire’s Danny Daniels and Jon Hopkins maintained their winning form, taking their game 2/1.Click here for full scoresCaption: Callum Farr (left) and Ben Jones (image © Leaderboard Photography) 24 Aug 2016 Pair’s stunning play takes Northants ahead in foursomes last_img read more