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By Robert On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
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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 Thursday, September 5th, 2013
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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, June 15th, 2013
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Canada: Fraser health officer confirms case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), says there is no outbreak

Responding to several media accounts of an outbreak of the deadly prion disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in Fraser, British Columbia (BC), Dr. Paul Van Buynder, Chief Medical Health Officer of Fraser Health More...

By Robert On Friday, April 5th, 2013
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Scripps Research Institute: Tacrolimus and astemizole may be effective in treating human prion disease

Prion diseases or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) are a family of rare progressive neurodegenerative disorders that affect both humans and animals, according to the CDC. Contracting this disease More...

By Robert On Saturday, December 8th, 2012
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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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