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Monthly Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease statistics

April 2, 2001 British Department of Health
The Department of Health is today issuing the latest information about the numbers of known cases of Creutzfeldt Jakob disease. This includes cases of variant Creutzfeldt Jakob disease (vCJD) - the form of the disease thought to be linked to BSE. The position is as follows:

Definite and probable CJD cases in the UK:

   Year Referr Sporad Iatroge Familia GSS   vCJD   vCJD   *vCJD    Total
        als    ic     nic     l           probable probable confirmed
   

still deaths alive waitin g p.m. result s

1985 26 1 1 0 - - - 28 1986 26 0 0 0 - - - 26 1987 23 0 0 1 - - - 24 1988 22 1 1 0 - - - 24 1989 28 2 2 0 - - - 32 1990 53 28 5 0 0 - - - 33 1991 75 32 1 3 0 - - - 36 1992 96 44 2 5 1 - - - 52 1993 78 38 4 2 2 - - - 46 1994 116 51 1 4 3 - - - 59 1995 87 35 4 2 3 - - 3 47 1996 134 40 4 2 4 - - 10 60 1997 161 59 6 4 1 - - 10 80 1998 154 63 3 4 1 - - 18 89 1999 169 61 6 2 0 - - 15 84 2000 177 44 1 2 0 - 1 27 75 2001 30 4 1 0 0 7 4 2 18

To 30 March 2001. Total number of definite and probable cases of vCJD = 97.
(including 9 historic probable deaths from vCJD where neuropathological confirmation will never be possible.)


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