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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Dementia

Volume 171: debated on Friday 4 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Hodge Hill (Mr. Davis) of 2 February, Official Report, column 421, if he will estimate the numbers of deaths from Creutzfeldt-Jakob dementia in each of the last five years by (a) county and (b) health authority; and what information is kept on the identity and medical history of CJD sufferers.

Accurate information on numbers of cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and collated records of individuals' medical history are not at present available for the last five years. The study to be conducted by Dr. R. G. Will, with support from the Department of Health, will attempt to gather together this information from the recent past, as well as to collect it prospectively.