Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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rare (usually fatal) brain disease (usually in middle age) caused by an unidentified slow virus

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The prions that cause bovine spongiform encephalopathy and Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease aren't broken down by normal cooking temperatures.
Those are the tissues that would most likely contain the misfolded proteins called prions that cause mad cow disease and variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease.
In Great Britain, an estimated 180,000 cattle were affected by BSE, leading to 150 cases of variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease in a population of 60 million.
Malcolm Tibbert, 32, of Eaglesham, near Glasgow, claims that more could have been done to help his wife, Margaret after she developed the variant of Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease.
In a dramatic development, at least 20 people in England died from a new variant of Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, which is closely related to BSE and which the victims apparently acquired by eating infected meat.
The British government itself started the panic by announcing that exposure to beef from cattle suffering Mad Cow Disease was "the most likely explanation" for the outbreak of a new variant of Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease among humans.
The risk of infectious agents, including viruses and, theoretically, the Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease agent, cannot be completely eliminated.
Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (CJD) is a neurodegenerative disease with sporadic (sCJD) (85%), familial (10%-15%), iatrogenic (1%), and new variant forms.
Tonsillectomies were suspended in January 2001 because of concerns that variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease (vCJD could be transmitted by re-usable surgical instruments -even if normal sterilisation procedures were followed.
These are abnormally folded proteins that seem to transmit Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease in people and disorders such as mad-cow disease in animals (SN: 11/30/02, p.
Reusable surgical instruments were banned for tonsillectomies in January this year after expert advice pointed to a theoretical risk of transmission of variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease (vCJD) from reusable surgical instruments.
There has been a 23 per cent increase a year in the number of BSE-linked cases of Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease since 1994.
By combining magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and a biopsy of tonsil tissue, physicians can now detect new variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (nvCJD) in living patients, said the Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee, a government advisory body in London, England.
The 29-year-old mother died from nv Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease in Glasgow in January 1996.