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Four Cases of Possible Human Mad Cow Raise Questions

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The prion center was also confirmed to have known that 1-800-Autopsy did not have the ability to freeze brain tissue when it ordered the sample, said the employee. When Bailey asked the Prion Center why it would use a supplier unable to follow its own protocols, he got no answer.

The Prion Center was not the only entity that could not or would not confirm the type of CJD a patient had. The Riverside County coroner's office refused to conduct an autopsy on Hicks even after the Prion Center phoned them, said Dr. Bailey, which is what initially led to the use of 1-800-Autopsy's services "If you have a condition that is this rare with the potential to be the first variant CJD case in the state, it raises questions in my mind why they would be so reluctant to do an autopsy on him," observed Dr. Bailey.

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