Creutzfeldt−Jakob disease - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016

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Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2016 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 21 February 2018.
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 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2016. Stockholm: ECDC; 2019. 

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Two cases of variant Creutzfeldt−Jakob disease (vCJD) were identified in the EU/EEA in 2016: one probable case from Italy and one confirmed case from the UK.

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Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) is a relatively new and rare neurological disease, classified as a Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE).

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