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BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 01 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:8

Study warns of CJD epidemic: American scientists have shown in experiments with mice that bovine spongiform encephalopathy and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) are almost certainly caused by the same infectious agent. The research team, which published its findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (1999;96:15137-42) say that its findings …

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