I made a promise to myself that I wasn't going to do anything on this purported Idaho CJD cluster until there were seven people in the area who had died. Well... "State health officials say a northern Idaho woman may be the seventh person to die in 2005 of Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, a fatal brain-wasting illness that robs people of their ability to control body movements or even speak before it swiftly kills them. Kathy Isenberg, 53, died Sept. 5 at the Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene. In May, she became unsteady on her feet, said Jonathan Isenberg, her husband. By mid-August, she was in wheelchair and needed 24-hour care. She spoke her last words -- 'I love you' -- to her husband on Aug. 31, he said."
Tuesday, September 20