variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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“VCJD.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
… the discovery in 1996 that mad-cow disease could cross the species barrier to inflict human beings with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). This disease is characterized by a progression of psychiatric and neurological symptoms that culminate in death …Paul Brown, American Scientist
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