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Press Release 2003/0485

Monday 1st December 2003
MONTHLY CREUTZFELDT JAKOB DISEASE STATISTICS

The Department of Health is today issuing the latest information about the numbers of known cases of Creutzfeldt Jakob disease. This includes cases of variant Creutzfeldt Jakob disease (vCJD) - the form of the disease thought to be linked to BSE. The position is as follows:

Definite and probable CJD cases in the UK:

Referral of suspect CJD

Deaths of Definite and Probable CJD
Year Referrals Year Sporadic Iatrogenic Familial GSS *vCJD Total Deaths
Total 1780 Total Deaths 687 44 39 20 137 927

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