This is old news to an extent. First actual study I read about, but IIRC two hunters came down with Creutzfeld-Jacobs disease a time (like a couple years) after eating at a game dinner out in the mid west some where in the upper midwest.
This from the NIH fact sheet on CJD in 2003: "The appearance of the new variant of CJD (nv-CJD or v-CJD) in several younger than average people in Great Britain and France has led to concern that BSE may be transmitted to humans through consumption of contaminated beef. Although laboratory tests have shown a strong similarity between the prions causing BSE and v-CJD, there is no direct proof to support this theory."
Note, even though they said there is no proof, folks who spent time in countries with BSE are not permitted to donate blood in the US. MMMMM?
Tests on mice found a link between the infectious agent behind scrapie with sporadic CJD (sCJD), a fatal human disease whose cause has never been known. The scientists stress they have no proof that eating mutton or lamb infected with scrapie can lead to sCJD in humans.Dec 17, 2014