Spongiform Encephalopathy 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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