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New fears over BSE infections.



FIGURES suggesting that more than 7,000 people in Britain could be at increased risk of the human form of BSE See Bombay Stock Exchange.

BSE

See Boston Stock Exchange (BSE).
 may be an under-representation of the infection, it was warned today.

Scientists have estimated that 120 people per million could be at increased risk of developing variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.

Based on the UK population of just under 60 million, this could mean 7,200 people are at increased risk of vCJD.

But the director of the National CJD CJD
abbr.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease


CJD Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, see there
 Surveillance Unit warned that the tests might be an under-representation.
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Date:Sep 20, 2002
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