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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: Risks

Volume 592: debated on Thursday 30 July 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will give their best estimate of the relative risks of contracting Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease from (a) eating beef on the bone and (b) receiving a blood transfusion before July 1998. [HL2996]

The Government's decisions on banning the sale of beef on the bone and on the extension of leucodepletion for all blood for transfusion were both taken in the light of advice from the Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee (SEAC), taking account where appropriate of the views of the Chief Medical Officer. This advice together with the Government's response is published and copies are available in the Library.