Variant Creutzfeldt−Jakob disease annual epidemiological report for 2017

29 September 2020

Article: 54/3904

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published its annual epidemiological report concerning Variant Creutzfeldt−Jakob disease. In 2017, no cases of variant Creutzfeldt−Jakob disease (vCJD) were identified in the EU/EEA. The disease remains extremely rare, which is consistent with the current understanding of the underlying epidemiology of vCJD and with the positive impact of risk mitigation measures introduced in the EU in the late 1980s to remove potential infectious animal material from the human food chain.

Source: ECDC, 18 September 2020