HUNGARY: Hungarian man may have died from vCJD
The recent death of a 56-year-old man from southern Hungary may have been caused by variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), according to local health authorities. The unidentified man died on 21 May and while the hospital has not yet confirmed that the he had contracted the human equivalent of the cattle disease BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy), an autopsy is expected to confirm the diagnosis.
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