‘Mad cow disease’ yet to emerge in Australia, CJD conference told

After 25 years of surveillance, cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) are occurring at a rate of approaching two persons per million per population – about double that previously believed. And yet it is “surprising” that no case of variant CJD, the prion disease transmitted from beef products contaminated with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), has emerged ...

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