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Creutzfeld-Jacob disease occurs in about one to two in every million people each year, most often in late middle-age. Andrew Mason/Flickr

Rare and deadly, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease remains a bit of a medical mystery

News that a Sydney man has contracted Creutzfeld-Jacob disease serves to highlight that we still don't know how to prevent a disease that most often goes unreported, and unremarked on.
Under the microscope: prion fibres. AJC1

A simple test could identify people with vCJD

We first identified Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease at the University of Edinburgh in 1996. This neurological disorder, which is caused by abnormal proteins called prions that infect the brain, was initially…

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