Ireland confirms first case of vCJD (variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease):
This article was originally published in Clinica
Ireland's ministry of health and children yesterday confirmed the country's first case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Health minister Mary Harney has met with chief medical officer Dr Jim Kiely and the chairman of the National CJD Advisory Committee, Professor William Hall, to discuss the "potential broader public health implications which may have arisen from this case". The young, male patient is being treated at a Dublin hospital. He was first suspected of having vCJD on October 21.
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