not kuru


CRAIG: And if it’s not actually sweet it’s not Tucker approved.

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CRAIG: Yeah. But only if it’s good.

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anonymous asked:

Hi! I've done some research of my own on this already and haven't been able to find a clear answer. I have a character that has Kuru, and I know it's transmitted by eating the brain. Does the brain have to be the brain of a person who is already infected with Kuru or will any brain work? Thank you! Love your blog!

Hey there nonny! 

So for those not in the know, Kuru is a type of disease called a prion disease. The idea is that these types of diseases, such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, also known as Mad Cow Disease), Creutzfeld-Jakob disease, and Fatal Familial Insomnia. 

There are two ways to get these diseases: genetically, and contact with an infected person. Kuru is traditionally transmitted via cannibalism, as you suggest, because funerary cannibalism was a common practice in the tribes in which it developed. 

So the short answer is: it must be an infected brain to develop kuru. 

Hope this helped! 

xoxo, Aunt Scripty


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