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Potential Risks of Various Tissues for Transmitting Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

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Infectious Diseases

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Description:

The prions involved in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease are extremely resistant to attempts at disinfection and sterilization. Certain tissues have been shown to be more likely than others to transmit prion disease in animal studies. Proper handling of equipment or surfaces exposed to a patient with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease depends on the risks involved.

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