Business | July 7, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

`We are suffering moral damages, three of our patients wanted to be discharged after the information appeared that a patient with `mad cow` disease is hospitalised in our clinic`, Prof. Stefka Yancheva, director of the 1st Neurological Clinic `St. Naum` in Sofia said on Friday. On Wednesday the information leaked to the press that a patient with the symptoms of Jacob-Kreutzfeld disease was admitted to a clinic in the capital with the complains of memory disorder after a psychological trauma, Prof. Yancheva explained. According to her, Assoc. Prof. Borislav Gerasimov, who assumed that this is a `mad cow` case, did not have the right to spread such information. On Monday the hospital management will officially demand that Assoc. Prof. Gerasimov be stripped of his right to practice. The symptoms show that the patient cannot have such a diagnosis, maintains Prof. Yancheva. He hasn`t had any contacts with sick animals, so far no case was reported of infected meat import. Two years have passed from the first complaints, while the latent period of Jacob-Kreutzfelt is 12 months, said Prof. Yancheva.

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