By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In 2010, a French lab worker named Emilie Jaumain, accidentally pricked her thumb with a lab instrument during an experiment with prion-infected mice. 7.5 years later,...

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...

In a follow-up to a report of a poster presented at IDWeek2018 concerning a relatively recent case of vCJD linked to the consumption of squirrel brains, an expert from National Prion Disease Pathology...

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In a follow-up to a June 2, 2014 report of the fourth vCJD case in the United States in Texas, health officials from both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department...

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The misfolded and infectious prion protein that is a marker for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease – linked to the consumption of infected cattle meat – has been detected in the urine of patients with...

Laboratory tests have confirmed a diagnosis of variant CJD (a fatal brain disorder) in a patient who recently died in Texas. The confirmation was made when laboratory results from an autopsy of the patient’s...