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Unformatted text preview: er, “McDonald’s Forcing Beef Industry,” Associated Press, March 13, 2001.
about a hundred people: As of August 31, 2001, the number of confirmed and probable cases of vCJD in the United Kingdom had
reached 106. See “CJD Statistics,” The UK Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance Unit, September 3, 2001.
Roughly the same number of people die every day: 41,611 Americans died in traffic accidents during 1999 — a rate about 114 a day.
Cited in “Traffic Safety Facts 1999,” National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 2000.
About 800,000 cattle with mad cow: This figure was cited by Professor Jeffrey Almond, a member of the United Kingdom’s Spongiform
Encephalopathies Advisory Committee. See Transcript, “Meeting of U.S. Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Advisory
Committee, Gaithersburg, Maryland, June 3, 1999.”
If it takes about ten years: For discussion of vCJD’s potential incubation period, and the implications for public health, see Charles Arthur,
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