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Nine hospital patients may have been exposed to CJD

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 13 May 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1296
  1. Christopher Zinn
  1. Sydney

    Nine neurosurgical patients have been warned that they may have been exposed to the fatal brain condition Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) after a breach of infection protocols at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

    Surgical equipment that was used on 20 April on an elderly patient now thought to have CJD was reused on 10 other patients, aged between 30 and 77, without being properly sterilised for the disease, the Victorian state parliament was …

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