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Infected beef could be the cause of an epidemic of future cases of vCJD

Proceed To Article Will There Be An Epidemic Of vCJD?
The number of confirmed deaths from the new variant of CJD has been rising steadily since it was first tentatively identified in the mid 1990s. So far this year, there have been 18 confirmed deaths - with another four deaths probably due to vCJD, but not confirmed by post mortem. This suggests a slow increase in vCJD deaths over the past five years. More...

Proceed To Article Patients With New Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease And Their Families: Care And Information Needs
New variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (nvCJD) is a new and devastating condition. The medical and social needs of patients with nvCJD, and of their relatives and carers, have not been clearly defined. This study sought to identify their needs for information and practical support, from the perceptions of the families and the professionals who had been involved in their care. More...

Proceed To Article UK Government To Compensate vCJD Victims
Relatives of people who have died from the human form of mad cow disease are welcoming reports that the government has approved a compensation package costing millions. Details are due to be announced on Thursday after the long awaited publication of the report from the BSE inquiry headed by Lord Phillips. More...

Proceed To Article WHO Appeals For Funds To Control Ebola Outbreak
There are now 149 cases and 54 deaths from the Ebola virus confirmed in Uganda. WHO is asking for nearly $1 million in aid to fight the disease. More...

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Bangladesh: 6-7 Percent Of Population Carrying Hepatitis B Virus
Around six to seven percent of the total population in Bangladesh are carrying Hepatitis B virus. The disease is curable if detected, Physicians disclosed at a press conference held in Bangledesh on Thursday. More...

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