Unformatted text preview: heart and cause severe heart disease. Slow-developing diseases. Other diseases of the nervous system are believed due to viruses that have not yet been isolated. An example is kuru , a slow-developing disease observed in South Pacific peoples. Kuru is called a “slow virus disease” because the symptoms, which include nervous tremors, take over a year to appear. Similar diseases are Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, scrapie (in goats and sheep), bovine spongiform encephalopathy (the “mad cow disease”), and a number of other diseases possibly caused by prions. Prions are protein particles that do not appear to have nucleic acid associated with them....
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course BIO 1421 taught by Professor Farr during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
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