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Blood tests urged for CJD carriers

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7075.165m (Published 18 January 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:165
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    Four Israeli scientists have urged that all Jewish residents of Libyan or Tunisian origin should undergo a blood test to identify carriers of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) before they may donate blood or organs.

    Although the fatal genetic disease affects one in a million of the general Israeli population, it is 100 times more common among these …

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