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Can you get creutzfeldt-jakob disease from a dental instruments?

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In brief: Probably not

Cjd from dental equipment has never been reported.
4 cases linked to neurosurgical equipment and 2 from eeg depth electrodes. No equipment related cases since 1976 when specialized sterilization techniques were introduced. Other sources of transmission (244 cases) have included human growth hormone, and corneal & dura mater grafts. http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/cjd/qa_cjd_infection_control.htm.

In brief: Probably not

Cjd from dental equipment has never been reported.
4 cases linked to neurosurgical equipment and 2 from eeg depth electrodes. No equipment related cases since 1976 when specialized sterilization techniques were introduced. Other sources of transmission (244 cases) have included human growth hormone, and corneal & dura mater grafts. http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/cjd/qa_cjd_infection_control.htm.
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Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry
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In brief: No

The disease you mentioned is a prion found in brain tissue of dead animals, i.
e. Mad cow.

In brief: No

The disease you mentioned is a prion found in brain tissue of dead animals, i.
e. Mad cow.
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