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What does VCJD stand for?

VCJD stands for Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease


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They believe the time between infection with BSE and developing variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) could be more than 50 years.
British researchers say new experiments with mice suggest that human-to-human transmission of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD)--the human version of 'mad-cow' disease--via blood transfusions, unsterilized surgical instruments, or other means could be a relatively easy mode of infection with the deadly disease.
Tissues have transmitted prions, and the prion that causes variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) has almost certainly been transmitted by blood transfusion.
The patient received a blood transfusion in 1999 from a donor who later went on to develop variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, the human form of socalled 'mad cow disease'.