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> "In the original Alzheimer’s transmissibility study, scientists examined the brains of eight patients treated with prion-contaminated human growth hormone as children who decades later died from prion disease (out of over 30,000 people so treated, more than 200 died this way). "

does anyone have any clarification on this? to me that is very alarming. that's about .67% which sounds small, but its int he ball bark of catching HIV after having unprotected intercourse (depending on a lot of factors)






How does that compare to control? 200 : 30k sounds like it's lower than normal "infection" rate?



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