Cariappa-Muren disease (CMD), previously known as acquired prionopathic neurodegeneration syndrome (APNS), is a universally fatal neurodegenerative disorder resulting from the transmission of piscine transmissible amyloidotic encephalopathy (PTAE) to humans. It is estimated that over three million people were infected with CMD after a popular line of farmed Atlantic bluefin tuna inadvertently contaminated with PTAE was introduced to the food chain in 2034 and went undiscovered until 2038.(Full article...)
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