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BMJ 2002; 325 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7360.354/b (Published 17 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:354

North America has first vCJD case:Federal health officials in Canada have announced that an unidentified man in the western province of Saskatchewan died of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) on 6 August, making this the first confirmed case in North America. Officials are confident he contracted the disease in Britain, where he had spent unspecified …

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