LETTER : Does BSE in the Sunday joint cause Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease?

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From Ms Hazel Lye

Sir: Peter Popham's report about BSE briefly brings to light the fact that zoos gave scrapie-infected feed to their animals.

This begs the dreaded question - did the several antelope species bred by London Zoo and released into the Middle East and Africa, to repopulate their decimated numbers, carry BSE?

If so, the predatory species including our own, in those areas, will have the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries to thank (or sue) for spreading their invention.

Yours faithfully,

Hazel Lye

London, W14

25 October

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