U.K. officials worry vCJD threat isn't over

It's estimated that 30,000 people in the U.K. could be silent carriers of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and health officials warn they could spread the infectious prions to others via blood transfusions. A total of 176 people in the U.K. died of vCJD after eating infected beef amid an outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, and millions of cattle were slaughtered to stem the disease. While they note that the beef supply is safe, officials are considering several measures to prevent the spread of prions via blood transfusions.

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