'No risk' from Isle of Man CJD case
- 3 September 2013
- From the section Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin
Public health has confirmed there is "no risk of transmission" after an Isle of Man resident was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).
Officials said that the patient had the sporadic form of CJD, which accounts for about 75% of CJD cases in the UK.
The disease is thought to affect about one in a million people, in any given year in the UK.
A health spokesman said: "This form of CJD is non-infectious and there is no risk of transmission.
He added: "It is not related to beef or cattle and there is no need to be concerned about eating beef as part of a healthy diet."
Most cases of the sporadic form of CJD occur in people between the ages of 45 and 75 years old.