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Cattle Markets Not Hit by New CJD Case
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Fri Jun 6, 2014 10:43 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed earlier this week that a Texas man died of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).

CJD is a rare, degenerative and fatal brain disease in humans that's believed to be caused by consumption of beef from cows infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy. This is the fourth case of CJD reported in the United States, and all infections appear to have been picked up outside of the U.S.

"The history of this fourth patient, including extensive travel to Europe and the Middle East, supports the likelihood that infection occurred outside the United ...

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