Eighteen patients in North Carolina may have been exposed to a rare but deadly brain disease while undergoing surgery with contaminated surgical equipment. The 18 patients underwent brain surgery within the past three weeks, during which surgeons used tools that had not been sufficiently sanitized after they were used on a patient on Jan. 18 who later tested positive for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD). CJD is a rapidly degenerative and incurable neurological disorder similar to mad cow disease. It causes dementia, blindness, involuntary movements and coma. The disease kills 90 percent of infected patients within a year after symptoms begin. However, it ... Read More
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