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From: TSS ()
Subject: Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease among American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States
Date: February 19, 2006 at 6:55 pm PST

NEUROLOGY 2006;66:439-441
© 2006 American Academy of Neurology

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Brief Communications

Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease among American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States
R. A. Maddox, MPH, R. C. Holman, MS, E. D. Belay, MD, J. E. Cheek, MD, K. L. Yorita, MPH and L. B. Schonberger, MD, MPH
From the Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases (R.A.M., R.C.H., E.D.B., K.L.Y., L.B.S.), National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA; and Division of Epidemiology (J.E.C.), Office of Public Health, Indian Health Service (IHS) Headquarters, US Department of Health and Human Services, Albuquerque, NM.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Ryan A. Maddox, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop A-39, Atlanta, GA 30333; e-mail: rmaddox@cdc.gov

The occurrence of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) among American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States was evaluated using national multiple cause-of-death data and medical information obtained from state health departments. Twelve CJD deaths were identified for 1981 through 2002, and the average annual age-adjusted death rate was 0.47 per million population. This rate was significantly lower than that for whites and similar to the rate for African Americans.

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Disclosure: The authors report no conflicts of interest.

Received July 6, 2005. Accepted in final form October 24, 2005.

http://www.neurology.org/cgi/content/abstract/66/3/439

cjd is not reportable in Alaska, native Indians probably never get autopsied.

wonder what they would find if they made cjd reportable in Alaska?

http://www.epi.hss.state.ak.us/pubs/conditions/crWhat.htm#lab

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