Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease in Depth

Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease in Depth

A fourth victim has died in the United States from a rare but deadly brain disorder related to mad cow disease. Federal health officials confirmed variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is what led to a Texas man’s death. Because it is still a new disease, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease has yet to be fully examined and understood in depth. […]

Disease Diagnosed in Texas: Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob

Disease Diagnosed in Texas: Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob

Disease from beef products infected with “mad cow” has caused the death of a Texas man from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD). The diagnosis was confirmed after an autopsy of victim’s brain was completed.The CDC and the state of Texas have said the death is related to beef consumed while the victim was traveling outside the United States. […]

Hospital Patients Exposed to Deadly Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Hospital Patients Exposed to Deadly Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center has announced today that 18 of their patients have been exposed to a deadly brain disease known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). The exposure occurred on January 18 of this year. Surgeons at the hospital performed an operation on a patient that suffered from CJD, a rare but very deadly brain […]