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No cause for concern over CJD case

Wed, 04 Sep 2013


The public are being reassured that there is no need for concern after a person on the Island contracted CJD.

Yesterday it was revealed there has been a case of Sporadic CJD – an extremely rare form of the disease which affects just one in a million people.

The Department of Health says it is not related to beef or cattle or any occupation, travel or leisure activity.

There are unconfirmed reports that the person involved - believed to be a woman - died last week. The Department of Health has refused to comment.

Dr Kishore is director of public health – he says there is no need for anyone to be alarmed:

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