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New variantCJD found in tonsils

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7178.215 (Published 23 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:215
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    A new test has been developed for diagnosing new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease using samples of tissue taken from tonsils. New variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (nvCJD) is thought to be transmitted to humans from beef infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy. The test will be used to estimate how many people in the United Kingdom have been infected with and are likely to die from nvCJD.

    Researchers from Imperial College and St Mary's Hospital in London …

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