Saturday, 24 August 2013

Gays In The News: Mad Cow Disease

A vegetarian has just months to live after developing the human form of Mad Cow Disease.

Ritchii Kara, 28, gave up meat five years ago but doctors believe the illness – which can lie dormant for years – came from beef he ate before safety laws changed.

His condition, known as variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, is linked to consuming products from cattle infected with BSE in the 1990s.

It is now attacking his brain, causing hallucinations, temporary blindness and memory loss.

Doctors say he may have just a few months to live.

Brave Ritchii, from Saltdean, East Sussex, said: “My memory is bad and so is my coordination and sometimes I can’t see.”

He gave up his bar job and drag queen act when he began feeling ill four years ago.

Daily Mirror.

You may be surprised to learn Ritchii (sic) is a gay. 

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