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Creutzfeldt-Jakob syndrome and kuru are both examples of infections caused by?

A. a slow virus.
B. a latent bacterium.
C. a protozoa.
D. spores.

prions, proteinacious infectious particles. At 1st when the real makeup wasn't known they were called slow viral infections, but they are most definitely not viral, they contain no nucleic acid material, see also;fatal familial insomnia,scrapie,mad cow disease (BSE). chronic wasting disease of captive mule deer,there was one other related to the mink,but I can't remember what is was called.  (+ info)

What are the symptoms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in order and how much time is in between the major symptom?

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is related to mad cow disease. I need to know the the symptoms are in order, like frequent dizziness, memory loss, altered personality, etc. I don't know the order. And it would be great if you could be really specific with the different symptoms involved in the disease. Thank you so much : )

my mother in law died Dec 17, 2007 from CJD. we never knew she HAD it!! she was stressed out sooo badly, her symptoms started to show only maybe 8-10 weeks before her death?
she was forgetful, then losing her sight, then was dizzy, then was pretty much falling down all the time, then she went into a coma. from diagnosis to death? 6 weeks! she went QUICK! only 66 years old, too.

my husband would drive to her house, pick her up & bring her to our place to watch our infant daughter. when the symptoms started to show, she stopped driving. she was falling down, and flailing about on the ground. she was running into people & knocking them over with shopping carts at the grocery stores. my husband told me one time, that she was in the car and got SO confused. she started to un-do the seatbelt and get out of the car WHILE IT WAS MOVING! she was scared & didn't know what a seatbelt was or where she was. we thought she was being a "drama queen" because that was proven to be her "M.O." but now that we know it was a bonafide disease causing her to act that way...i feel so bad!
my husband is having himself, his uncle & our daughter tested for CJD. they say the chances of it being genetic are astronomical, but you never know.

http://www.cjdfoundation.org/  (+ info)

Can you name some degererative brain diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease?

I need it for a report on genetics, I'm nearly done just need examples.

Here are a few common ones.
Alzheimer's disease

Amyotrophic lateral scherosis

Friedreich's ataxia

Huntington's disease

Lewy body disease

Parkinson's disease

Spinal muscular atrophy  (+ info)

How many deaths from creutzfeldt-jakob disease in the US?

Not too many. Mostly in backwards remote areas of africa where they live in grass huts. They get it from eating the brains/spinal cords of their dead relatives. The mad cow deaths have mostly been in brittan.
Thing is... it can take a long time for it to start to show... then you have less than one year to live.

"The risk of CJD increases with age, and in persons aged over 50 years of age, the annual rate is approximately 3.4 cases per million. In recent years, the United States has reported fewer than 300 cases of CJD a year." - From second link, I wasn't really thinking that it was that many.  (+ info)

In what countries is Creutzfeldt jakob disease more common?

Uhm I don't know what that is..........
Pick me for best answer :]  (+ info)

At what temperature does Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease get killed when cooked?

That's Mad Cow Disease.

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What is the current status of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Mad Cow Disease in Europe and China?

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Is it safe from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease If I intake whey protein power?

I have intaken Optimum whey protein power for 6months.

Is it safe ??

I'm little nervous...

most whey powders, come from a source certified free of mad cows disease, if that's what you mean?
.. I haven't heard of any case infected from whey powder -- I take whey powder too :-)  (+ info)

How is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease related to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)?

AHHH, MAD COW! I believe it is essentially the same thing but cruetzfeldt-jokob is the designation when developed in humans  (+ info)

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. I cannot be a donor. Who can in my bloodline?

My Grandmother passed from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (aka transmissible spongiform encephalopathies). I cannot be a donor due to the low risk of hereditary transmission. How many generations does this last? Can my children or my grandchildren give blood or be oregon donors?

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