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CJD case no cause for concern, says director of public health

 

The director of public health is stressing a type of CJD recently diagnosed in the Island is extremely rare, and not infectious.

 

There is no known cure for Cruetzfeldt –Jackob disease, a degenerative brain disorder.

 

A woman in her fifties died from the disease last Thursday.

 

Dr Parameshwaran Kishore says the type identified was sporadic CJD, a strain of the disease which is not the same as variant CJD, a type often associated with the human form of BSE of mad cow disease:

 

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