Belfast man with vCJD dies after long battle

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A Belfast man who suffered variant CJD - the human form of mad cow disease - has died, 10 years after he first became ill.

Jonathan Simms confounded doctors by becoming one of the world's longest survivors of the brain disease.

Speaking after Jonathan's death, his father, Don Simms said: "How it came about was so sudden, unexpected. We are a family who are left devastated.."

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