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- Thomas, Philip J.; Newby, Martin J.; Zwissler, Roger
- British food journal 2003 v.105 no.6-7 pp. 420-433
- Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome; bovine spongiform encephalopathy; humans; issues and policy; mortality; prediction
- ... Assuming BSE causes vCJD, the numbers and characteristics of the vCJD outbreak are re-estimated using vCJD mortality data to the end of 2001. The results of the earlier analyses are confirmed. The mean mortality period is found to be less than ten years, with seven years the most likely figure; the number of human victims will be restricted to hundreds, even if the distribution turns out to be bim ...
- Dawson, Clare; Lyons, Howard
- British food journal 2003 v.105 no.6-7 pp. 380-394
- Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome; health information; industry; information sources; meat; news media; public health; sales; stakeholders; United Kingdom
- ... Using the example of CJD in the UK, this article shows that the intensity of press coverage of this public health story is unrelated to actual deaths. Yet press coverage seems to have had a (negative) impact on the sales of meat. The perceived trustworthiness of sources of information on such health related topics are explored. The implications and opportunities for stakeholders including governme ...