'No risk' from Isle of Man CJD case

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.

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