I don't mind saying how shocked I was to learn that there have been more than one reported case of CJD in OK then to find out that it is happening in other places around the country! Pathologists are refusing to test for it out of fear!! WTH?! Are they trying to hide this in the US? TULSA, Okla.) May 19 - Tulsa's medical community is asking questions after some concerns a Green Country man may have died of mad cow disease, medically known as Variant CJD. FOX23 first told you last month that a man was admitted to Saint John Medical Center with a mysterious illness. He died one week later. After the story first aired, the mans son called FOX23. It turns out his father was from Kellyville. He says his dad did die of CJD, which is often referred to as the human form of mad cow disease. And he may not be the only victim in that Creek County town. Even though Dwight Davidson and Randy King both grew up in Kellyville, they didnt know each other until now. They believe both their fathers contracted the same rare and devastating illness. ~snip~ The U.S. Department of Agriculture randomly tests cattle for mad cow disease but less than one percent of all cows that are slaughtered. But inspectors do visually monitor every animal for symptoms. U.S. inspectors found three cases of mad cow within the past five years in Washington State, Texas and Alabama. Some experts believe CJD may also come from eating meat from diseased animals like deer and elk. Randy and Dwight say their fathers both ate wild game. ~snip~ Randy and Dwight will never know if contaminated meat killed their fathers. The only way to know is with an autopsy, and they didn't get one. Doctors say that happens because a lot of pathologists are afraid to perform the autopsies. Doctor Myers says he ran into that problem. I had arranged for a biopsy to be sent to Oklahoma City and the neuro-pathologist there refused to accept the specimen. Why? Because he was afraid it was CJD and didn't want to get infected. http://www.fox23.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=4cdf1003-4989-40a2-b019-0d764c078fac&page=2 There is much more on this story at the link including a possible case in VT.