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Germany looks for cases but finds no evidence of vCJD (variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease)

This article was originally published in Clinica

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As the number of cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) rise in cattle in Germany, questions have arisen as to whether the country may be missing or even concealing possible cases of variant CJD (vCJD) - the form of the disease that affects humans. Officially the country has no recorded cases of the disease.

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