12 January 2000
CJD toll likely to be lower

SCIENTISTS at Oxford University are forecasting that the human toll of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is likely to be much lower than some estimates.

The scientists at the Wellcome Trust for Epidemiology of Infectious Disease calculate that, if cases continue at no more than the current rate for the another year, the maximum epidemic size will be 14,000 cases.