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Volume 4, Number 3—September 1998
THEME ISSUE
ICEID 1998

New Agents and Disease Associations

The Emergence of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Related Diseases

Sir John Pattison
Author affiliation: Medical School of University College London, London, United Kingdom

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Table 4

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the United Kingdom

Deaths of definite and probable cases
Year Referrals Sporadic Iatrogenic Familial GSSa nvCJDb Total
1994 116 52 1 3 3 0 59
1995 86 34 4 2 3 3 46
1996 133 40 4 2 4 10 60
1997 152 42 6 3 0 10 61
1998c 35 3 0 1 0 2 6

aGerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker syndrome.
bNew variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
cTo Apr 30, 1998. Figures released by U.K. Department of Health Jun 1, 1998.

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