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Only a few more deaths from vCJD likely in UK

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7484.164 (Published 20 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:164
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    Relatively few further UK deaths from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) associated with infections in the 1990s are likely, says research from Imperial College, London, published online last week in Journal of the Royal Society Interface (www.journals.royalsoc.ac.uk, doi:10.1098/rsif.2004.0017).

    The study was designed to assess the full extent of vCJD cases after previous research had given contradictory results. Recent trends in the incidence of vCJD seemed to show that the primary epidemic was in decline after the peak of 28 cases in 2000 fell to nine in 2004 (www.cjd.ed.ac.uk/figures.htm).

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