Volume 11, Number 9—September 2005
Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Death, United States
|Presumed route of exposure and country of residence†||Period of potential BSE/vCJD exposure||Estimated range of incubation period (y)|
|United Kingdom (Leicestershire, England)||1980–1985||10–16|
*BSE/vCJD, bovine spongiform encephalopathy/variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
†Estimated range of incubation periods are based on a single vCJD case except for Leicestershire, England, where the Leicestershire Health Authority reported the estimated incubation period for a cluster of 5 vCJD cases.
‡Patient was reported to have stayed in the United Kingdom ≈24 days.
§Patient with presumed bloodborne transmission died of a nonneurologic disease. The presence of the vCJD agent was detected in the spleen and cervical lymph node; the patient was heterozygous for methionine and valine at the polymorphic codon 129 of the prion protein gene.