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How is cjd transmitted?

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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Various: There are at least 2 forms. Classic and new variant. Classic includes sporatic and familial) sporadic - which it is unknown but usually occurs later in life. Familial- which is passed genetically. Variant- mostly contamination (small percentage- ie contaminated medical instruments or eating contaminated foods).
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Usually by eating : Contaminated meat (human or animal), through contaminated surgical instruments, pituitary derived growth hormone, very rarely through blood transfusion. Most cases are sporadic. See this site for more information. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001792/.
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