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Patient dies of rare brain disease; others alerted
(05/18/06 - LITTLETON, CO, USA)

Officials at a suburban Denver hospital alerted six brain surgery patients after another neurosurgery patient died of classic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare degenerative brain ailment, the hospital said Thursday.


The six people had neurosurgery at Littleton Adventist Hospital after an operation on the Creutzfeldt-Jakob patient. They were alerted because of the remote possibility that the disease could be transmitted by surgical instruments, even after they are sterilized, the hospital said.


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