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Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease or CJD (sometimes incorrectly referred to as mad cow disease) is a degenerative neurological disorder (brain disease) that is incurable and invariably fatal. It is the most common among the types of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy found in humans.
Large-scale screening programme of tonsil tissue is the only way of identifying the true incidence of vCJD infection

Large-scale screening programme of tonsil tissue is the only way of identifying the true incidence of vCJD infection

New capsule, made from fish gelatin, should end fears of viral infections such as BSE and vCJD

New capsule, made from fish gelatin, should end fears of viral infections such as BSE and vCJD

Steps to minimise the risk of onward transmission of vCJD

Steps to minimise the risk of onward transmission of vCJD

Global health is recurrently being threatened by new and re-emerging infectious diseases

Global health is recurrently being threatened by new and re-emerging infectious diseases

Protein that causes juvenile Batten disease also plays a key role in normal cell function

Protein that causes juvenile Batten disease also plays a key role in normal cell function

One of Australia's largest hospitals has suspected case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

One of Australia's largest hospitals has suspected case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

John Reid has announced further developments concerning variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

John Reid has announced further developments concerning variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Chiron acquires a variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease research company

Chiron acquires a variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease research company

Dynamics between disposable and reusable segments affect expansion of disposable drapes and gowns markets

Dynamics between disposable and reusable segments affect expansion of disposable drapes and gowns markets

Second case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease infection that was probably caused by blood transfusion

Second case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease infection that was probably caused by blood transfusion

Scientists have produced a prion protein that can trigger the development of a neurological disorder similar to "mad cow" disease

Scientists have produced a prion protein that can trigger the development of a neurological disorder similar to "mad cow" disease

New ethics committee regulations impede and delay clinical research

New ethics committee regulations impede and delay clinical research

New precautionary measures against the possible risk of transmission of variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

New precautionary measures against the possible risk of transmission of variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

Recently amended draft Human Tissue Bill remains confused and will endanger the continuation of vital medical research

Recently amended draft Human Tissue Bill remains confused and will endanger the continuation of vital medical research

HHS strengthen safeguards against mad cow disease

HHS strengthen safeguards against mad cow disease

300,000 mad French cows since the 1980's

300,000 mad French cows since the 1980's

Study indicates the number of people in the UK who could be incubating vCJD

Study indicates the number of people in the UK who could be incubating vCJD

FDA finalizes new rule on donor eligibility for human tissues and cells

FDA finalizes new rule on donor eligibility for human tissues and cells

No evidence of CJD associated with the Garden State Racetrack

No evidence of CJD associated with the Garden State Racetrack

Experts conclude plans to control zoonoses, diseases transmitted from animals to humans

Experts conclude plans to control zoonoses, diseases transmitted from animals to humans