Tag archive for ‘prion disease’
By The Dispatch On Friday, March 6th, 2015

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and the CJD Foundation on Tampa talk radio

This Sunday, Mar. 8 at 5 pm ET on the Tampa talk radio program, Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, host and Editor of the website, Outbreak News Today, Robert Herriman will be looking at the topic of prion disease More...

By Robert On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: North Carolina hospital says at least 18 surgical patients exposed

Winston-Salem, North Carolina hospital, Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center announced Monday they learned that 18 neurosurgical patients within the last three weeks may have been exposed to a rare degenerative More...

By Robert On Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Suspect case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease investigated in Brazil

The death of a 70-year-old man from  Belo Horizonte, Brazil is being investigated by health authorities as possibly being caused by the prion disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), according to a Wall Street More...

By Robert On Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Kuru: A tale of cannibalism and rogue-proteins

In the highlands of Papua New Guinea in the 1950s and 60s, it was noticed that people (mostly women) of the Fore tribe were dying of what was originally thought to be a genetic disorder since it happened among family More...

By Robert On Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

New Hampshire patient confirmed positive for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)

In a follow-up to a story Sept. 5, a Catholic Medical Center neurosurgery patient who was suspected of dying from the prion disease,  Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), has tested positive for the disease, according More...

By Robert On Sunday, September 15th, 2013

My list of the five deadliest communicable diseases

I was reading a very interesting article entitled “The Five Deadliest Diseases in History” ( no longer available, unfortunately) where the author looked at the deadliest diseases in history in terms of number More...

By Robert On Thursday, September 5th, 2013

New Hampshire patient dies from suspected Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, others may have been exposed

Health officials in New Hampshire have announced that a neurosurgery patient that has died is suspected to have had the prion disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), and warn that at least eight other patients More...

By Robert On Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Macao woman who had brain surgery in Hong Kong likely has Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Magnified 100X, and stained with H&E (hematoxylin and eosin) staining technique, this light photomicrograph of brain tissue reveals the presence of prominent spongiotic changes in the cortex, and loss of neurons More...

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