We thought it a good idea that everyone pay attention to this latest Scream installment.
Scream #148 Via the Vaccine Research Library
January 2016 – Revised Preventive Measures to Reduce the Possible Risk of Transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease by Blood and Blood Products (pdf) “In addition to its indications for direct infusion into patients, albumin may be used in the manufacture of other biological products. For example, it is used in the culture media of certain licensed vaccines or as a stabilizer in certain recombinant clotting factor products. Licensed albumin and albumin contained in other licensed products have never been known to transmit viruses, CJD or vCJD, and laboratory experimental evidence suggests albumin is less likely to contain CJD-like agents when compared with other fractionated products.”…”TSEAC agreed unanimously that labeling for the potential risk of vCJD is warranted for plasma derivatives, including albumin and products containing albumin. The revised recommendations for labeling plasma-derived products, including albumin and products containing plasma-derived albumin in this guidance are based upon current knowledge and the advice from TSEAC. We are not recommending changes to the elements of the warning label for CJD. The transmission of CJD is currently described as a theoretical risk, given that there is no evidence that CJD is transmitted by blood.
Comment: Albumin is used in some licensed vaccines, if vCJD (variant mad cow disease) was contracted from a vaccine would we be told about it? Would we see it in print anywhere? The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Advisory Committee agreed there is a risk for vCJD using albumin. The recommendations are revised yet they are saying they are not recommending changes. Sounds like the double talk we always hear. Please see Bovine Contaminants.
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4 star scream — unbelievable — what’s next?
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