Sunday, January 04, 2004

Mad Cow

Jennifer provided a very interesting link to an article on Mad Cow disease this morning. Very good/scary article on beef. Kinda makes my stomach turn. The most unsettling part (to me at this point in my pregnancy) of this article was the following:

"And while people in a panic return unopened packs of hot dogs to Safeway, and various nations ban imports of American beef, we might want to pause and consider that only about 150 people worldwide have died of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, or vCJD, the human transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (the human prion disease). You have a better chance of dying in childbirth. "

No really, I'm feeling great about this giving birth stuff. You've all done it right? You're all alive, right? **sigh** We tour the birth center of the hospital tonight. We are getting really close to having this baby.

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