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'New variant' CJD

There is mounting evidence that a small number of people have contracted Creutzfeld-Jacob disease after eating beef infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or 'mad cow disease'. This 'new variant' CJD seems to affect younger people. Recent studies indicate that it causes changes in the brain that are more similar to BSE than other forms of CJD.

CJD in humans has been linked to BSE (mad cow disease) in cattle.
CJD in humans has been linked to BSE (mad cow disease) in cattle.

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