European Journal of Epidemiology

, Volume 7, Issue 5, pp 466–468

Risk of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in relation to animal spongiform encephalopathies: A collaborative study in Europe

  • A. Hofman
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00143123

Cite this article as:
Hofman, A. Eur J Epidemiol (1991) 7: 466. doi:10.1007/BF00143123

Abstract

This paper describes a study of the risk of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in various European countries. The objectives of the study are to investigate the frequency of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and other human spongiform encephalophaties in Europe in relation to animal spongiform encephalophaties, and to assess the risk of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in relation to genetic, occupational and nutritional factors. The study will consist of three parts: the establishment of registries of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease on the basis of cases in the registries, and molecular genetic studies with material collected in the registries.

Key words

Creutzfeldt-Jakob diseaseAnimal spongiform encephalopathyBovine spongiform encephalopathyRisk factorsEurope

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© Gustav Fischer 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Hofman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EpidemioloGy and BiostatisticsErasmus University Medical SchoolDR RotterdamThe Netherlands