MCQ Microbiology Answer 8

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The answer is: D

Kuru and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) are similar but not identical diseases with very different epidemiology. Kuru is prevalent among certain tribes in New Guinea who practiced ritual cannibalism by eating the brains of the departed. CJD is found worldwide and has been transmitted by corneal transplants and in pituitary hormone preparations. There is some association between CJD and Mad Cow Disease in England. Prions are unconventional selfreplicating proteins, sometimes called amyloid. It is now thought that CJD, Kuru, and animal diseases such as scrapie, visna, and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (Mad Cow Disease) are caused by prions.

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