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v-CJD in the future, January 2002

Published Tuesday, January 1, 2002

Variant Creutzfeldt Jakob disease (v-CJD) was first defined in the UK in 1996. This POSTnote outlines the main factors that will influence the number of future cases, considers models that estimate the total number of deaths, and discusses the policy implications.

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