kuru kuru

Definition(s):

  • (n) a progressive disease of the central nervous system marked by increasing lack of coordination and advancing to paralysis and death within a year of the appearance of symptoms; thought to have been transmitted by cannibalistic consumption of diseased brain tissue since the disease virtually disappeared when cannibalism was abandoned

Usage(s):

  1. Kuru was first noted in 1951.
  2. No authentic kuru victim has recovered.
  3. It now seems certain that kuru was the result of a slow-acting virus, transmitted from one Fore to another by cannibalism.

News

  • SDSU professors talk Egyptian turmoil

    San Diego State’s Center for Islamic and Arabic Studies held a four-professor panel Tuesday evening about the turmoil in Egypt inside a packed lecture hall. Professors Farid Abdel-Nour, Hisham Foad, Ahmet Kuru, and Ghada Osman gave presentations on the various aspects of the political conflict in Egypt. Though they mentioned many different factions during their […]
    on September 13, 2013     Source: The Daily Aztec

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