RESULTS Creutzfeldt-​Jakob Dis­ease (4)

CREUTZFELDT-​JAKOB DIS­EASE: A rare, ulti­mately fatal dis­or­der of infec­tious or genetic ori­gin that typ­i­cally causes mem­ory fail­ure and behav­ioral changes. A recently iden­ti­fied form called “vari­ant Creutzfeldt-​Jakob dis­ease (cCJD)” is the human dis­or­der thought to be caused by eat­ing meat from cat­tle affected by “mad cow dis­ease” (bovine spongi­form encephalopa­thy). VCJD tends to appear in much younger indi­vid­u­als than those affected by spo­radic or inher­ited Creutzfeldt-​Jakob.

Source: Alzheimer’s Asso­ci­a­tion

Creutzfeldt-​Jakob Dis­ease : The fol­low­ing are avail­able in the Resource Cen­tre or online.
CJD Sur­veil­lance Sys­tem (Fact Sheets Full Text Online)
Pub­lic Health Agency of Canada /​Agence de la santé publique du Canada. 2012. Canada.
CJD Fact Sheet (Fact Sheets Full Text Online)
Creutzfeldt-​Jakob Dis­ease Foun­da­tion. 2005. USA.
Creutzfeldt-​Jakob Dis­ease Infor­ma­tion Page (Fact Sheets Full Text Online)
National Insti­tute of Neu­ro­log­i­cal Dis­or­ders and Stroke. 2012. USA.
Creutzfeldt-​Jakob Dis­ease Foun­da­tion Web (Inter­net Sites)
USA.

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