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Creutzfeldt Jakob disease BY: Joseph Vasquez
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Discovering CDJ: CDJ was named after two people creutzfeldt and Jakob because they were the first to describe it. Which was in the early twentieth century. Description: CDJ was a disease where back back in the 1990’s is was not well not known and even the people that did know about didn’t seem to know much.Though they believed that most people that had it got it from raw beef which is also why we have strict regulations on beef imports from europe to prevent CJD outbreaks . Though throughout the years it is now one of the most talked about diseases. CDJ is a disease that is caused by an infectious agent yet though it is not known,also CJD is called a “new variant” because they believe that it's a normal protein that’s been changed. CJD is a “neurodegenerative disease causing a rapidly progressing dementia ending in death, usually within eight months on symptoms onset.” CDJ is most common to affect older people ranging from the age groups of 50 to 75. Though luckily it is a rare
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  • Fall '15
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  • Prion, CJD

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