I posted a thread here a few months ago about prion diseases and I have a few questions. First of all, and I think I asked this back then, are we ANY closer to a cure for things like vCJD? Do we understand anything more about it? I've heard that there may be an epidemic in the UK in the coming years due to vCJD's incubation period. How many people could die, and how likely is a similar epidemic here? I was in the UK for 4 days in 2005, but I don't think I ate any beef there. The last time I ate beef in the US (where I live) was in 2008, I think. Before then, I ate beef a grand total of maybe 50 times, and I'm in my early twenties. So how much risk is there of me getting vCJD?