Definition of vCJD in English:

vCJD

Syllabification: vCJD

abbreviation

  • Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, the human form of mad cow disease. Sometimes referred to as nvCJD (new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease).
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    • The Department of Health has said that no evidence exists that vCJD has ever been transmitted through blood or blood products.
    • Scientists have identified a new strain of vCJD which could strike people previously unaffected by the disease.
    • There have been around 141 definite or probable deaths from vCJD since monitoring of the disease began.

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