Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 7th, 2004
The first case of vCJD associated with blood transfusion was announced at the end of last year (see Lancet 2004; 363: 417-21). Also identified at that time were 17 people who had received blood donated from donors who later went on to develop vCJD. The new case - a patient who did not have clinical symptoms of vCJD and died of other causes - was one of those...
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