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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Transmission

Facts about Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease:

  • The disease occurs worldwide, but little is known about how is spreads.
  • Transmission of this disease has been linked to cornea transplants and brain procedures where improperly sterilized instruments were used.
  • It does not appear to be contagious from person to person.

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Last Updated: Mar 21, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease References
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