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PostSubject: Prions can be transmitted in air!!!   Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:16 pm

Yep, mad cow (& other prion illness causing agents)...but before you get worried it does appear you have to aerosol actually prion material, so unless you work in a slaughterhouse, a lab that works with prions etc, then the chances are virtually nil of contracting a prion type disease unless you ingest prions, or get prions via say a blood transfusion or similar (phew!).

Anyway here's the study & here's the scientific America article that first put me onto it (& worried me for a bit until I read the details).
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PostSubject: Re: Prions can be transmitted in air!!!   Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:50 pm

The question is: do they ever normally get aerosolized outside of a lab? (Or outside of a slaughterhouse.)

Prions are very interesting. I've heard that they're an essential component in memory.
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PostSubject: Re: Prions can be transmitted in air!!!   Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:49 pm

Yes you need some types of prions for brain function. These aren't the same type as you get when you catch CJD type disease. From what I gather infectious types cause normal prions & some other proteins to mutate into injurious types that cause symptoms. Normal human brain prions are not infectious like these variations, you can't catch a prion disease from a healthy brain even though these contain prions as they are a different type.

I don't believe it would be easy to aerosol contaminated material. Maybe a serious vehicle wreck, explosion etc might possibly cause it. You'd be very, very unlucky to get it that way. By far the most likely would be in a slaughterhouse or lab where you'd have daily exposure & high speed machinary that could aerosol the material in small quantities, but over large time frames.
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