Poll in response to Clostridium perfringens theory

If it's on your mind and it has to do with multiple sclerosis in any way, post it here.

Do you have any connection with dairy or sheep farms?

A. Yes, I live or work on one
1
9%
B. Yes, I grew up on or near one
2
18%
C. Yes, there is one in my town
1
9%
D. No, I can think of no connection
7
64%
 
Total votes : 11

Poll in response to Clostridium perfringens theory

Postby jerrygallow » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:12 pm

As I scour forums on the internet, I find a number of people with MS have a connection to dairy farms. I have an uncle who died of MS and he was a milk man. Numbers of others say they either worked on a dairy farm, lived near one, etc. I struggle to find my own link. My next door neighbor growing up also has MS now, so I wonder if our subdivision was built on old farm lands. Maybe there is a connection with milk and schools. I remember an older study that found teachers were at a high risk along with construction workers. Teachers would likely drink fresh milk served in the cafeteria (our school got it delivered from the farm), while construction workers would be in contact with soil on new work sites. This could also explain clusters among certain schools in Ohio or clusters in small farming towns. I read about one cluster among people who worked together on a single farm.

I also wondered if it could be transmitted by raw apple cider that we would drink every fall since they pick up rotting apples on the ground to make cider, and this bug apparently likes wet, decaying, soil based environments. I saw a publication a few months back where insurance companies found unusually large numbers of MS disability claims came from agricultural workers, and then dairy farms as a subset of that. Even Dr. Swank noted that MS was more common in farm lands. (that could also explain the mystery of low MS in Japan--very few grazing lands).
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Re: Poll in response to Clostridium perfringens theory

Postby mrbarlow » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:11 pm

Clostridium Perfringens is pretty ubiquitous in the environment so most people irrespective of exposure to livestock will have been exposed to.

Why have you targetted this particular organism?
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Re: Poll in response to Clostridium perfringens theory

Postby jerrygallow » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:56 pm

In response to the research reported here http://weill.cornell.edu/news/releases/ ... 6_13.shtml
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