Fatal neurological disorder in humans caused by misfolded proteins termed prions. The symptoms are similar to the ones of BSE/mad cow disease. A special form is the "new variant" of the Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) which is transferred to humans by consumption of meat or nerve tissue of cattle suffering from bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
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