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.
PHO Grand Rounds: Swipe right: Using the internet for public health interventions for sexually transmitted infections
This will be complemented by a presentation from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, describing their experience implementing internet-based STI contact management strategies, including STI contact follow-up using social networking sites and health promotion.