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CJD and human prion disease: HP40-183/2009E-PDF
"Prion (pronounced “pree-on”, or “pry-on”) diseases are rare, fatal brain disorders, affecting humans and certain animals. Although they can develop from various causes, once developed these diseases can be transmitted (like infections) between individuals of the same or different species. Prion diseases began attracting public attention in the mid 1980s, due to BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy), a prion disease of cattle. Although the origin of the disease remains unknown, the BSE epidemic was spread by contamination of animal feed with tissues from BSE-infected cattle. In humans, the best-known prion disease is CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease), which strikes about one to two in a million persons each year, resulting in around 35 new cases a year in Canada. ..."--Intro.
|Department/Agency||Public Health Agency of Canada.|
|Title||CJD and human prion disease|
|Other Language Editions||[French]|
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|Note||Issued also in French under title: La MCJ et les maladies humaines à prion.|
|Number of Pages||11 p. :|
|Subject Terms||Infectious diseases|
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