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Volume 13, Number 8—August 2007


Source of Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease outside United Kingdom

Pascual Sanchez-Juan*†, Simon N. Cousens‡, Robert G. Will§, and Cornelia M. van Duijn*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; †University Hospital “Marqués de Valdecilla,” Santander, Spain; ‡London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK; §Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

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Table 1

Worldwide variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease cases as of August 2006

Country of residence at disease onset N
United Kingdom 162
France 20
Republic of Ireland 2+2*
Italy 1
United States 2*
Canada 1*
Saudi Arabia 1
Japan 1*
The Netherlands 2
Portugal 1
Spain 1

*Most likely exposed to bovine spongiform encephalopathy in the UK.

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