Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder caused by the development of abnormal, infective proteins called prions. It is rare in Ontario. CJD can occur sporadically, due to inherited genetic mutations or through exposure to an incorrectly reprocessed medical instrument used on an infective patient. Variant CJD is related to consumption of infected beef.

 

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PHO Grand Rounds: Listeriosis in Ontario

This presentation provides a summary of listeriosis in Ontario from 2008 to the present. We focus on behavioral risk factors that have been identified among cases over this time period.  We also highlight a recent Health Canada study which examines consumer behavior, knowledge and attitudes regarding listeriosis.

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Updated 25 Feb 2019