new-variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease


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new-variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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(Pathology) a form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease thought to be transmitted by eating beef or beef products infected with BSE. Often shortened to: new-variant CJD, variant CJD, nvCJD (Abbreviation) or vCJD (Abbreviation)
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This remarkable durability of rogue prions is one of the frightening aspects of mad-cow disease, and its human version, new-variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, or vCJD.
It's believed new-variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease is passed to humans through eating infected beef - but Julie Ann said her husband believed it was safe.
BSE, which forced hundreds of thousands of cattle to be destroyed in Britain, has been linked to new-variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a similar illness in humans for which there is no known cure.