Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease Human TSE report update North America, Canada, Mexico, and USDA PRION UNIT as of May 18, 2012
type determination pending Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (tdpCJD), is on the rise in Canada and the USA
SEE STEADY INCREASE OF SPORADIC CJD IN THE U.K. TO 2011, from 28 in 1990, to 90 cases in 2011, the highest number to date in any given year, for sporadic CJD. remember, sporadic CJD is not a single strain, but many strains of unknown, undocumented origin, to date. ...TSS
***Also, a link is suspected between atypical BSE and some apparently sporadic cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans. These atypical BSE cases constitute an unforeseen first threat that could sharply modify the European approach to prion diseases.