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Prion contamination in the emergency room

Here is a follow-up to last week’s article that described a case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease in a Texas resident caused by ingestion of BSE-contaminated beef 14 years ago. A 59 year old male patient was admitted to the trauma unit in Lancaster, PA with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. There was substantial bleeding and brain tissue extrusion …

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TWiV 132: Virology 911

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Alfred Sacchetti Vincent, Rich, Alan, and Dickson speak with Alfred Sacchetti, MD, Chief of Emergency Services at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, about viral infections encountered in the emergency room. [powerpress url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/twiv/TWiV132.mp3″] Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #132 (48 MB .mp3, …

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