Variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (vCJD) was identified in a technician who had cut her thumb while handling brain sections of mice infected with adapted BSE 7.5 years earlier.

In this video, I do a short primer on human prion disease and look at a summary of a New England Journal of Medicine correspondence from last week.

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and other prion diseases

Chronic Wasting Disease and the CIDRAP program

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