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Variant CJD Claims Second Dutch Victim

Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), the human form of BSE, has claimed a second Dutch person

Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), the human form of BSE, has claimed a second Dutch person, this one a 16-year-old boy. A 26-year-old Dutch woman died from vCJD in may 2005. The Dutch Institute for Health and Environment diagnosed the latest fatality in June, attributing the infection to consumption of contaminated meat products.
-- Joe Roybal