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From: TSS (216-119-163-236.ipset45.wt.net)
Subject: Re: Monitoring the occurrence of emerging forms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the United States [FULL TEXT]
Date: March 27, 2003 at 3:46 pm PST

In Reply to: Re: Monitoring the occurrence of emerging forms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the United States [FULL TEXT] posted by TSS on March 27, 2003 at 7:15 am:

Subject: Re: RE--Monitoring the occurrence of emerging forms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the United States
From: ps
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 18:09:51 -0800
To: BSE-L@uni-karlsruhe.de

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> "Although CJD is not a
> notifiable disease in most states, its unique characteristics,
> particularly its invariably fatal outcome within usually a year of
> onset, make routine mortality surveillance a useful surrogate for
> ongoing CJD surveillance."

I really cannot follow the reasoning above. Which "unique characteristics" and which "routine mortality surveillance" is the author talking about?

> "However, in states where making CJD officially
> notifiable would meaningfully facilitate the collection of data to
> monitor for variant CJD (vCJD) or other emerging prion diseases, CDC
> encourages the designation of CJD as a notifiable disease."

Which states would that be?

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