Thursday, February 28, 2008

PIG PIN

A few weeks ago, I reported on a cluster of atypical inflammatory neuropathy cases among workers at pig processing plants in the midwest.

My colleague, the esteemed Dr. David Stahl, emailed me a link which describes a break in the case.

CNN reports that authorities have figured out how to contain the disease, which they have dubbed Progressive Inflamatory Neuropathy (PIN). They think its an autoimmune phenomenon related to exposure to aerosolized pig brain tissue. Here's the report from CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/conditions/02/28/medical.mystery/index.html

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent, will report on the issue tonight on Anderson Cooper 360 at 9PM central time.

3 comments:

Scout said...

I love Dr. Stahl.

...not that there's anything wrong with that...

gcolvin said...

Brian, love your blog, it ROCKS!!!

JD said...

Send Dr. Gupta a link to your blog!