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.
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