Sundancer nailed it. I think Americans will be oblivious to the disease until we see bloated cows being tossed in a bonfire like they had to do in Britain. Either that, or they won’t care until CJD makes its presence known seriously here in this country. It’s not a bacteria or a virus…it’s a protein. The health world really doesn’t know how to tackle this. If you’ve ever given blood, you know all the questions they ask and what can keep you from donating. Now it will be…have you eaten beef or a beef-by-product in the past 10 years? Can you imagine what that will do to the blood supply? Capnhank and jelybeans are going to be the only ones out there rolling up their sleeves. The trickle down from this could be horrendous. It does not bode well for anyone!