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What causes creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Prion disease

Creutzfeld jakob is a disease caused by what are referred to as prions.
These are small 'virus-like"(but not actual viruses) segments of genetic material that can be transmitted by eating raw flesh infected with the disease(occurs in cannibals) or transmitted via poorly decontaminated surgical equipment that had been exposed to such.

In brief: Prion disease

Creutzfeld jakob is a disease caused by what are referred to as prions.
These are small 'virus-like"(but not actual viruses) segments of genetic material that can be transmitted by eating raw flesh infected with the disease(occurs in cannibals) or transmitted via poorly decontaminated surgical equipment that had been exposed to such.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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In brief: A virus

It is a virus that is in the brain- sometimes coming from others who have it- but is a nasty actor.

In brief: A virus

It is a virus that is in the brain- sometimes coming from others who have it- but is a nasty actor.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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