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Half of physicians are unaware of surveillance system for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7042.1358b (Published 25 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1358
  1. Antony Franks,
  2. Martin Schweiger
  1. Consultant neuropathologist Consultant in communicable disease control Leeds Health Authority, Leeds LS67 3JX

    EDITOR,—Surveillance of disease is crucial in the development of control strategies, and particularly so for infectious diseases. Will et al recently hypothesised that a newly described variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is causally linked to bovine spongiform encephalopathy.1

    The epidemiological value of a surveillance …

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