May 25, 2024

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Vuecruz confirms two people were hospitalized in Rio with symptoms of an illness linked to ‘mad cow disease’

GONALEVES (MG) – Two people have been hospitalized in Rio de Janeiro with suspected symptoms Mad cow disease.
Vucruz says patients are being treated at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Evandro Chagas. She was not informed of the date of their admission to the hospital or the severity of their health condition.

The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation said: Infomoney The clinical and radiological aspects prompted the medical team to investigate whether patients were under the influence of the sporadic form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), which is very rare and affects the central nervous system.

Epidemiological studies link the emergence of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease to feeding produce contaminated with BSE. Vucruz added that the intermittent form of symptoms that appear on the detainees “has nothing to do with the consumption of meat.”

“We reiterate that patients are hospitalized at the Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases Hospital Center for the COVID-19 and that both cases do not have diagnostic confirmation,” Fucruz said in a statement.

Foundation also said Infomoney It will not be possible to disclose any other details that may identify patients in connection with the confidentiality of the doctor-patient relationship. The Foundation’s memorandum on the two suspected cases of “mad cow disease” is signed by Dr. Estevao Portela Nunes, deputy director of clinical services at Evandro Chagas.

Export suspension

The cases under investigation were revealed two months after the Ministry of Agriculture of the government of Jair Bolsonaro (not for any party) confirmed, in cattle, two atypical cases of “mad cow disease” in the states of Minas Gerais and Mato Grosso.

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Since then, beef shipments to China, the largest buyer of the Brazilian product, have been suspended.

Without the Chinese market, Brazilian slaughterhouses have found some relief in the United States. According to the Economy Ministry headed by Paulo Guedes, Brazilian beef exports to the United States increased by 183% in the first ten months of the year.

Although the quantity shipped to the United States corresponds to a fraction of the huge volumes ordered by China, the largest Brazilian exporters point to the US market as the main alternative at the moment.

Domestic meat consumption decreased in the midst of the economic crisis. Other large beef importers, such as Japan and South Korea, also do not allow in Brazilian beef.

“Reopening the US allowed us to take volumes there that would go to China,” said Edison Tickel, Minerva’s chief financial officer. (BEEF3)in Bloomberg.

Miguel Gularte, CEO of Marfrig (MRFG3), he said in an interview with Infomoney This week, the company’s operations with the Asian country are not affected anymore because Marfrig operates in other countries and has been able to continue selling meat to Chinese from its international markets.

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