Fatal brain disease in US man likely came from UK beef

April 16, 2015 11:57 AM

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Fatal brain disease in US man likely came from UK beef

A stained and magnified slice of brain tissue shows the presence of typical amyloid plaques found in a case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). (CDC)

A U.S. man who developed a rare and fatal brain disease likely got the disease from eating beef while living abroad more than a decade earlier, according to a new report of the case.

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