After a near-miss mini-epidemic of Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) in the 1990s, experts caution that:
“It is essential that we do not become complacent and continue both surveillance and risk management strategies in both human and animal prion diseases”.
Diack, AB. Will, RG. [and] Manson, JC. (2017). Public health risks from subclinical variant CJD. PLoS Pathogens. November 30th 2017; 13(11): e1006642.
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Uttley, L. Carroll, C. [and] Wong, R. [et al] (2019). Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: a systematic review of global incidence, prevalence, infectivity, and incubation. Lancet Infectious Diseases. January 2020; Vol.20(1): e2-e10.