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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is a rare, 100% fatal, neurodegenerative brain disorder believed to be caused by abnormally folded proteins called prions (pronounced "pree-ons").

Other human prion diseases also known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) include kuru, Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker disease, variant CJD, and fatal familial insomnia.

  • About Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)
    Fact sheet that answers some commonly asked questions about classic CJD.

  • CJD Statistics
    In conjunction with CDC, MDH has been involved in national surveillance for CJD. Surveillance includes ongoing review of state vital statistics data for deaths related to CJD.

  • For Health Professionals
    Information about reporting of cases by health care providers, infection control precautions, and autopsy coordination services.

Updated Wednesday, 02-Nov-2022 17:24:01 CDT