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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is an illness of the nervous system that causes damage to the brain. (The disease is named after 2 German scientists). CJD is fatal, and there is no known... » Read on
The initial symptoms of CJD are psychological. A common initial symptom is depression. The condition progresses rapidly, and other symptoms soon appear. In sporadic CJD,... » Read on
CJD is caused by an infectious protein - a prion. Proteins are molecules made up of acids, that help the cells in our body to function. The exact role of proteins in our... » Read on
The only definitive diagnostic test for CJD is to look at brain tissue. Brain tissue can be examined during life - a brain biopsy - or... » Read on
Since the link between BSE and CJD was confirmed, strict controls have been in place to stop BSE entering into the human food chain. These controls include: ... » Read on

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