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The Mysteries Surrounding Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease is a killer What we know is that it wastes no time Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease will kill a person within one year of contraction It is yet unknown how Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease chooses its victims but it does seem to have accomplices known as the spongiform encephalopathies in the rest of the animal kingdom It is possible that it may be known what means Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease uses in order to annihilate its victims but the theory surrounding that is still controversial By examining the facts and observing the evidence we shall one day uncover the truth behind this malicious killer Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease is a rare neuro-degenerative disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease is a rare neuro-degenerative disease that leads to the loss of coordination dementia and death Death usually occurs within a year of the onset of symptoms Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease is a human disease and can be dormant for as long as thirty years The average age of onset is sixty years but there are recorded instances of onset as easily as sixteen years and as old as 80 years It is estimated that world-wide between 05 and 1 case per million population occurs annually Increased incidence in some regions of the world has been attributed to the possibility of a genetic predisposition In the United States the incidence has been reported as being 09 deaths per million population attributable to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease This is an inexact figure however due to the fact that Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease is not a reportable disease in the United States Holman and the Center for Disease Control does not actively monitor the disease Altman To track the disease the Center for Disease Control has initiated a four-state study of death certificates Altman but since death certificates are not always accurate Davanpour the survey may not provide an accurate assessment This leaves the true prevalence in the United States and other countries remaining a mystery Compounding the
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