Scientists dismiss CJD outbreak fears


27 March 1998


Scientists dismiss CJD outbreak fears


TWO leading scientists dismissed fears that Britain faces an epidemic of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), the human form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).

Professor Alan Erbringer, an expert in auto-immune diseases, at Kings College London, and Professor John Pirt, a worldwide authority on the role of bacteria in diseases, told the BSE inquiry that beef was safe and the cull a waste of time.

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