The mother of a girl who died in Frenchay hospital whilst being treated for the human form of mad cow disease has welcomed a new report criticising the Government's approach to variant CJD.
A committee of MPs says the Government has developed a casual attitude to the risks, which seems to be driven more by optimism than scientific evidence.
Claire McVey died in January 2000 at the age of 15. For 14 years her mother Annie has been campaigning for greater understanding of the disease.
Now a committee of MPs has concluded what she's feared all along - there is still a risk of it being transmitted by blood transfusion and during surgery and warns the Government has developed a casual attitude.
The report from the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee says as many as one in two thousand of us could be silent carriers of the protein which causes variant CJD and unwittingly passing it on. The MPs say they're disturbed by the Government's apparent lack of concern.
The Department of Health says it is going to respond to the report fully but insists it is taking the disease extremely seriously.
While this new report is a positive step for Annie McVey, she says she will continue her campaign, for her daughter's sake.