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Rare brain disorder suspected

...a patient who appeared to be suffering from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, spokeswoman Erica Cline said Friday. Samples...Stroke. An acquired form of it called variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is believed to be linked to eating meat from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/04/04/met_517190.shtml
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Mad cow disease may have come from humans

...disease afflicts elk and deer. A handful of TSEs are found in humans, including Kuru, Alper's disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, or CJD. All TSEs are fatal, untreatable and undiagnosable until after death. They are called spongiform...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/02/liv_645.shtml
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Fear of disease cancels surgery

...always fatal disorder called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Experts consulted at...but the concern was not Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease," Dr. Caruana said...take precautions against Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), a rare dementia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/12/met_439693.shtml
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Possible mad cow case found

...People who eat food contaminated with BSE can contract a rare disease that is nearly always fatal, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. "The inconclusive result does not mean we have found another case of BSE in this country," said Andrea...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/19/bus_434878.shtml
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Emory warns of possible exposure to brain disease

...Although they called the risk of contracting Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease "remote," officials are notifying 98 brain...naturally occurring, or sporadic, form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease - not the variant form caused by eating infected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/02/met_430154.shtml
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Human mad cow infection may be more widespread

...a milder form of the illness. Since variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease was first identified in 1996, little has been...Ironside, director of Britain's national Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease surveillance unit, which did the study. In...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/07/liv_424567.shtml
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Government expands anti-mad cow restrictions

...misshapen proteins, known as prions, face a risk of contracting a rare but fatal human condition, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. "Today's actions continue our strong commitment to public health protections against BSE," said Health...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/10/liv_421693.shtml
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Slaughterhouse owners: Holstein with mad cow was not lame

...Veneman. Eating meat from animals with mad cow has been linked to a rare but fatal condition in people, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, although no cases have been traced to U.S. beef. More than 35 countries have banned imports of U.S...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/20/liv_405234.shtml
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Japan orders wholesalers not to sell U.S. beef products

...scientists believe humans who eat brain or spinal matter from an infected cow can develop a variant known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The incurable disease caused at least 143 deaths in Britain during a 1980s outbreak there. Japan's move...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/22/bus_401873.shtml
Business
Family of 10 diseases mystifies scientists

...The United States spends about a penny per person on surveillance for human versions including the classic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease that hits 250 Americans a year and the "variant CJD" linked to mad cow-tainted beef, so far not found...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/09/liv_400372.shtml
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