The results of a new study that was published in the latest issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease suggest there is a chance humans could contract mad cow disease from eating certain types of fish. The three scientists that performed the study say that there is a chance farmed fish could carry and transmit mad cow disease to humans.
When farming fish, the animals are often fed various different foods like bone meal and other foods with cow meat. The study looked at the chances of fish being able to carry Creutzfeld Jakob disease, the human form of mad cow disease. Mad cow disease is a fatal brain disease in cows, and scientists believe it can cause Creutzfeld Jakob disease in humans.
According to the scientists who performed the study, Creutzfeld Jakob disease can incubate within the body for decades before being diagnosed. This long incubation period makes it difficult to know exactly how someone contracted the dangerous brain disease.
The scientists are also calling for the government to ban feeding fish bone meal or cow byproducts because of the chance of fish transmitting disease to humans. Although the scientists have not definitively proved that fish can transmit the disease to humans, they do say there is a chance that it could happen.
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