TITLE

UK patient first to contract vCJD via blood transfusion

AUTHOR(S)
Sibbald, Barbara
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/30/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 7, p1087
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Deals with a report about the death of a patient in Great Britain due to variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob (vCJD) disease which is likely the first documented transfusion-related transmission. Results of several studies conducted to determine the cause of the disease; Information on vCJD; Comment from Heather Hume, medical director of Canadian Blood Services, on the transfusion case.
ACCESSION #
12558360

 

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