Health officials are presently discussing about a new mad-cow disease, which has already claimed a female life in Marin County and has sickened a second resident as well in the region.
Professionals are associating the mad-cow disease with a rare degenerative brain disorder. Also, they have calmed the situation and the public by confirming that neither of the cases has been found infectious and so they have not issued any of the public health threat as well.
Reports have come from state officials on Thursday and are clearly highlighting about Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, which is actually caused by a buildup of damaged proteins in the brain and causes early dementia.
Officials have confirmed that both the cases have been diagnosed with the above mentioned disease. Also the disease has been stated fatal and that too within a year of diagnosis only.
But lab tests reports of Thursday have given totally different results. In the reports, the medical officials have clearly confirmed that one of the two cases was in no manner the mad- cow Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, moreover, they have also shown some possibilities of no relation of the second case too with the mad-cow disease.
"We have no evidence that suggests a causal linkage between the suspect cases nor is there any evidence to suggest a risk in food supply”, the state public health department said in a statement.
Investigations are still running over the two cases, confirmed Marin County public health officials, who have also cleared that people must not worry about the rare-found disease as they have noted no risk of the disease spreading.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease was first reported in mid 1990s in United States. Since its first report, only three cases of acquired Creutzfeldt-Jakob have come up.