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Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

Volume 572: debated on Thursday 16 May 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Further to their reply to Lord Marlesford (

WA 141) what was the number of cases of CJD over the same period.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health
(Baroness Cumberlege)

The information requested is published in the Fourth Annual Report of the National Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease Surveillance Unit (August 1995), copies of which are available in the Library. In 1995, 43 cases from probable and definite CJD have been reported, of which 36 were sporadic CJD. In 1996 to date, 14 cases have been reported, of which 13 were sporadic CJD.