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Mother, whose daughter died from mad cow disease criticises report

Annie McVey's daughter Claire died at the age of fifteen. A report by a committee of MPs says there is still a risk of CJD (mad cow disease) being transmitted by blood transfusion and during surgery.

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Mother, whose daughter died from mad cow disease criticises report

Claire McVey died from CJD at 15 years-old Credit: ITV News West Country

The mother of a girl who died after being treated for the human form of mad cow disease at Frenchay hospital has welcomed a new report criticising the Government's approach to variant CJD. Annie McVey's daughter Claire died at the age of fifteen. A report by a committee of MPs says there is still a risk of the disease being transmitted by blood transfusion and during surgery and warns the Government has developed a casual attitude to the illness.

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