Created: Friday, 19 July 2002 Written by CorrespondentSwiss CJD rise raises alarm.
BSE (Mad Cow Disease) - related brain disease could emerge in different form.
"The number of people dying from sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) has risen sharply in Switzerland. The finding is raising fears that 'mad cow disease' could have spread to humans in another form."
Glatzel, M. et al. Sharply increased Creutzfeld-Jakob disease mortality in Switzerland. Lancet , 360, 139 - 141, (2002).
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