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Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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Creutzfeldt–Jakob diseaseCreutz‧feldt–Jak‧ob dis‧ease /ˌkrɔɪtsfelt ˈjækɒb dɪˌziːz $ -ˈjɑːkoʊb-/ noun [uncountable]   (abbreviation CJD) a very serious disease that kills people and that may be caused by eating beef that is infected with BSE
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Creutzfeldt–Jakob diseaseAlthough these disorders are transmissible, 15% of cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease are familial and Gerstmann-Sträussler syndrome is usually familial.Those included increased monitoring for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and a review of livestock practices, which led to the new proposal.
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