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PRIONS

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Formally known as the “slow viruses”. Prions are in reality transmissible abnormal proteins infecting the CNS. They cause such human diseases as Kuru, Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease (CJD), bovine spongiform encephalitis (‘mad cow disease’) – all of which are characterised by their ext remely long incubation period.

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Dictionary of Tropical Medicine

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