CJD no worse in Britain than elsewhereBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7141.1333g (Published 02 May 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1333
- John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
National monitoring in the United Kingdom of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) since 1990 has provided no conclusive link with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), according to the sixth annual report of the government's National CJD Surveillance Unit in Edinburgh. The overall incidence of CJD in the United Kingdom remains similar to the incidence in other countries, including those which are free of BSE.
The report coincided with the death in Kent of a 25 year old woman from suspected new variant CJD (nvCJD), the 24th person …