Illnesses rise among pig brain handlers
The number of mysterious neurological illnesses among
workers who processed pig brains at pork plants in three states has risen to as
many as 24.
According to Dr Daniel Lachance, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, there are now 18
confirmed cases among people who have worked at the Quality Pork Processors
plant in Austin, Minnesota - an increase from the 13 cases recorded in February
Lachance added that there are now about five cases among workers at a pork
plant in Indiana, compared with two confirmed earlier, and one recently
identified case at a plant in Nebraska.
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