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United States

September 18, 2000



Major U.S. newspaper overcomes censorship barrier

Times medical writer Thomas Maugh pulls no punches -- lays out facts

Two articles tell the story of how Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) is implicated as a cause of Crohn's disease -- how the "sacrosanct" beverage milk may be guilty of transmitting MAP infection to our children -- and how doctors have dramatically helped patients by treating them with a regimen of anti-Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis medications.


The two Los Angeles Times articles are linked here:

Milk May Be the Carrier of Crohn's. Causes: Some argue that the bug that may cause the disease is found in dairy herds.

Plenty of Relief ... and Skepticism. Increasing numbers of Crohn's sufferers are benefiting from antibiotics, but most scientists say there's not enough evidence to prove bacterial infection is the culprit.

Website of the LA Times online edition

The (Cleveland Ohio) Free Times first broke this story on June 16, 1999 with an article by Lisa Chamberlain entitled:

"The Crohn's Connection"

Website of the Cleveland Free Times

This story was voted one of the top 25 censored news stories of 1999.

For further information contact

ContactKaren Meyer and Cheryl Miller
Co-Executive Directors, Paratuberculosis Awareness and Research Association, Inc.
E-mailKaren --or-- Cheryl

Paratuberculosis Awareness and Research Association, Inc.

is a non-profit organization of Crohn's disease patients, their families and friends who are dedicated to the following goals:
  1. To raise awareness of the zoonotic (disease-causing) potential of the bacterium, MAP, in the national community of sufferers of Crohn's disease, in medical, veterinary and food science research communities, in governmental agencies and in the public in general
  2. To urge governmental agencies to directly address control and eventual eradication of MAP from the human environment, particularly from foods of animal origin
  3. To urge governmental and medical research agencies to make funding available for research which will determine the role played by MAP in causing Crohn's disease

Paratuberculosis Awareness and Research Association, Inc.
Box 16219
Temple Terrace, FL 33687-6219

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