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vCJD (Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease)

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Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: Background, Evolution, and Current Concerns.
EID. January-February 2001; 7(1):6-16.

CDC and Florida Department of Health investigate a likely case of variant Creutzfeldt Jakob disease in a U.K. citizen residing in the U.S.
CDC Press Release, April 18, 2002

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in the United States, 1979-1994: Using National Mortality Data to Assess the Possible Occurrence of Variant Cases.
EID. October-December 1996;2(4):333-337.

Possible transmission of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease by blood transfusion.
Llewelyn CA, Hewitt PE, et al. Lancet 2004;363:417-421.

Preclinical vCJD after blood transfusion in a PRNP codon 129 heterozygous patient.
Peden AH, Head MW, et al. Lancet 2004;264:527-529.

Probable Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in a U.S. Resident -- Florida, 2002
MMWR.
October 18, 2002;51(41):927-929.

Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies in Humans PDF format icon PDF format (208 KB / 32 pages)
Belay E. Annu. Rev. Microbiol. 1999. 53:283–314

 
 
Date: August 23, 2010
Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID)
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