Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, August 30th, 1999
A Japanese Health Ministry official said that a committee has been discussing the issue for several months but has yet to reach a decision. "This would be a strictly preventive measure, as there is no scientific proof the disease is spread through blood," the official added.
Blood banks in the United States and Canada were ordered to stop collecting blood from people who may have been exposed to contaminated beef in Britain. Officials said the move was...
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