National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center

A patient who traveled extensively in Europe and the Middle East died recently in Texas of the rare fatal brain disorder associated with the human version of “Mad Cow Disease.” The death, due to variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), was confirmed by laboratory tests conducted following an autopsy of the patient’s
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