Possible new form of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease detected in U.K. woman

February 2008
Infectious Disease News;Feb2008, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p43
This article discusses findings of a study, which revealed a possible new form of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The variant was suspected to be carried by a British woman who recently died. According to researchers, the variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy or prion disease that have been linked to eating meat products contaminated with brain and spinal cord material from cattles infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy.


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