TITLE

U.K. SUSPECTS FIRST VCJD CASE TRANSMITTED BY BLOOD TRANSFUSION

PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;3/1/2004, Vol. 38 Issue 5, piv
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Announces that Great Britain has identified the first possible case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease transmitted via blood transfusion.
ACCESSION #
12355176

 

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