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vCJD (Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease)

Treatment

Notice to readers: The information below was published in Health Information for International Travel: 2005-2006. The case information and other statistics may have changed since the date of publication.

As of September 2004, treatment of prion diseases remains supportive; no specific therapy has been shown to stop the progression of these diseases.

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Date: August 23, 2010
Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID)
Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology (DHCPP)
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Prion Diseases

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