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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Spring 2013 Newsletter CJD in Canada
Posted on September 25, 2013

via www.alzheimer.ca

The Canadian Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease surveillance system (CJDSS), which is part of the Public Health Agency of Canada's Prion Diseases Program, was established in 1998 as a national surveillance system forCreutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). The main role of the CJDSS is to help protect Canadians from health risks posed by CJD.

This issue of the newsletter includes an announcement about new cerebrospinal fl uid (CSF) protein tests, a feature article on genetics, a brief report on the recent discovery of a second case of variant CJD (vCJD) in Canada, and a "You Asked Us" section.

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