Emerging concerns related to CJD.
News that a second death from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) has been linked to blood transfusion has led to concern that the disease could affect far more people than previously thought (Peden et al, 2004). The first person to die from CJD after receiving a blood transfusion from a donor who subsequently developed variant CJD - the form acquired by eating beef infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in the 1980s - was revealed last year. This led to radical changes in ...
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