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A mother whose son died from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in 2007 after he ate BSE-contaminated meat has revealed she turned down a lb120,000 payment by the UK government because she believes it was 'hush money'
Doctors are bracing themselves for a series of lawsuits after it was established this week that surgery is an unsuspected cause of a range of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)
As the infectious agent of the spongiform encephalopathies is present in the cornea of an infected person - and the equipment used in the two contact forms of tonometry is not properly disinfected between tests - the test can spread Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)