1999 - New variant Creuzfeldt-Jakob disease, France
17 December 1999
Disease Outbreak Reported
On 17 December, the French collaborative study group for CJD1 confirmed (by cerebral biopsy) a new case of nvCJD in France. The patient, who is still alive, is a female aged 36; she has never been to the United Kingdom. The total number of cases of nvCJD in France is now 2 confirmed cases.
The worldwide total is now 50 cases, of which there has been a total of 46 confirmed cases, plus 2 probable cases, in the United Kingdom.
1 Epidémio-surveillance des encéphalopathies spongiformes humaines, Paris, France.