The reporting of theoretical health risks by the media: Canadian newspaper reporting of potential blood transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
- How is CJD Transmitted? // Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Fact Sheet;May2010, p5
The article focuses on how Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) can be transmitted. It mentions that CJD cannot be transmitted through air, touching, or most other forms of casual contact. It informs that exposure to brain tissue and spinal cord fluid from infected individuals should be avoided to...
- Green gauge. Hutchings, Vicky // New Statesman & Society;1/5/96, Vol. 9 Issue 384, p32
Focuses on research work on the possible transmission of cow disease to humans in Great Britain. Experiments with mice; Outbreaks of Creutzfeld-Jacob disease; Growth of scrapie within sheep.
- Blood to be screened for CJD. Morgan, Janet // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);8/24/96, Vol. 313 Issue 7055, p441
Calls for stricter blood screening process among blood donors due to the emergence of a variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Averting blood-related transmission of CJD; Cases linking CJD with blood transfusion.
- Is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease transmitted in blood? Ricketts, Maura N. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/15/97, Vol. 157 Issue 10, p1367
Editorial. Looks at the concern of the question of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) being transmitted by blood. The questions of CJD being transmitted through blood or blood products; The factors making it difficult to conclude that there is no risk; The likelihood that transmission is possible...
- Notifying patients exposed to blood products associated with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: Integrating Caulfield, Timothy; Dossetor, John // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/15/97, Vol. 157 Issue 10, p1389
Considers the scrutiny of institutions providing blood transfusion. The concerns about donors who subsequently died of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD); The recommendation to health care institutions issued by the Canadian Red Cross Society; The risk of acquiring CJD from blood products; The...
- Variant Creutzfeld-Jakob disease (vCJD). // Weekly Epidemiological Record;11/24/2000, Vol. 75 Issue 47, p377
Focuses on the precautionary measures against the risk of transmission of Variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (vCJD) by blood transfusion in Great Britain. Cause of vCJD; Risk of vCJD transmission by transfusion; Advantages of implementing the precautionary measures; Need of government commitment...
- The signature of madness. Jenkinson, Michael // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;11/04/96, Vol. 23 Issue 47, p51
Relates the announcement by British scientists that they have found a chemical signature of mad-cow disease in the brains of people with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Evidence for the theory that people can acquire the brain-wasting CJD by eating contaminated beef; Comments by Professor John...
- Blood transfusion risk: Protecting against the unknown. Barbara, John; Flanagan, Peter // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);03/07/98, Vol. 316 Issue 7133, p717
Editorial. Focuses on the potential blood transfusion risk posed by a variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in Great Britain. Evidence of risk; Measures identified by the Committee on Safety of Medicines to address the issue; Resource implications of the precautionary measures.
- Transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in corneal grafts. Allan, Bruce; Tuft, Stephen // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);12/13/97, Vol. 315 Issue 7122, p1553
Discusses a variety of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in corneal grafts. Reported iatrogenic transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in 1974; Modes of introduction or transmission of the disease; Practical steps in risk management.