Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease:

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, abnormal form of a protein found in mammals, believed to cause a group of diseases known as prion diseases or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. Well-known prion diseases are Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and kuru in humans, scrapie in sheep, bovine
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Variant Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease is an incurable brain disorder which leaves the brain full of holes, like a bath sponge, and victims display symptoms of dementia, becoming unsteady, confused and losing their memory.
A "living memorial" to all the victims of variant Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease (vCJD) has been unveiled.
It's the same atmosphere as when the early outbreaks of Creutzfeld-Jacob disease were discovered.