Twelve probable nvCJD cases

4 April 2000

Twelve ‘probable’ nvCJD cases

TWELVE people have been confirmed as “probable” living cases of the human form of BSE, according to government figures.

For the first time, Department of Health monthly figures now include probable “living sufferers” of new variant Creutzfeldt Jakob disease, reports The Express.

These indicate a rise from 52 cases at the end of January to 67 by the end of March. It is believed CJD is contracted through eating beef infected with BSE.

  • The Express 04/04/2000 page 2

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