Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Executive Deputy EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)
is the most common transmissible spongiform encephalopathy in humans. In response
to concerns about the emergence of new variant CJD (nvCJD) in the United Kingdom,
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) enhanced its ongoing
CJD surveillance.1,2 We
describe results of mortality surveillance for CJD in the United States from
1979 through 1998.
Gibbons RV, Holman RC, Belay ED, Schonberger LB. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in the United States: 1979-1998. JAMA. 2000;284(18):2322–2323. doi:10.1001/jama.284.18.2317
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