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By The Dispatch On Friday, March 6th, 2015
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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 Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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Texas: Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease death confirmed, infection likely occurred overseas

Laboratory tests have confirmed a diagnosis of variant CJD (a fatal brain disorder) in a patient who recently died in Texas. The confirmation was made when laboratory results from an autopsy of the patient’s brain More...

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 Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
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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, September 24th, 2013
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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
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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
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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...


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