Understanding Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

01/22/2012 | CBC.ca (Canada)

Scientists believe that bovine spongiform encephalopathy is a variant of the sheep disease scrapie that was introduced into bovine feed. British scientists discovered the disease in 1986 after cattle died of suspicious causes. This article presents facts about BSE and its human variant, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, which has infected 222 people in 12 countries as of October 2010.

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