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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Classic CJD occurs worldwide at 1-2 cases per million population per year In people over 50, the annual rate is about 3.4 per million per year The United States reports about 300 cases of CJD a year

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

  • Classic CJD occurs worldwide at 1-2 cases per million population per year

  • In people over 50, the annual rate is about 3.4 per million per year

  • The United States reports about 300 cases of CJD a year

  • For 2008, there were 4 cases of CJD in Tennessee, fewer than the expected number for our population


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Roane County CJD

TDH East Region officials investigated a confirmed case of classic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and a second probable case of CJD in another person in Roane County

Next-of-kin interviewed to rule out CJD transmission that can rarely occur during medical procedures

Neither patient had a history of high-risk procedures (corneal transplant, use of human growth hormone)

No evidence of hospital transmission

No travel outside the United States

Final diagnosis for the second patient available in several weeks


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Publicity and Concerns

  • Local rumors about variant CJD (vCJD)

  • vCJD never contracted in the U.S.

  • Overseas, has been contracted in people who ate beef products from cattle infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), (“mad cow disease.”)

  • Only 3 cases of vCJD ever reported in the United States

  • All 3 occurred in people who were born overseas and spent substantial amounts of time in the United Kingdom or the Middle East.

  • CEDS director for the East Region, Cathy Goff, was available at the Roane County Health Council meeting on March 24th, to discuss CJD and answer questions.


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