human rabies--montana and washington, 1997.on january 5 and january 18, 1997, respectively, a man in montana and a man in washington died of neurologic illnesses initially suspected to be creutzfeldt-jakob disease (cjd) but diagnosed as rabies encephalitis during subsequent histologic examination on autopsy. the cases were not linked epidemiologically, and no secondary cases occurred. postexposure prophylaxis (pep) was administered to 113 potential contacts. this report summarizes the clinical presentations of the cases and the epidemiol ...19979272584
washington statewide pathology surveillance for prion february 2004, we initiated an epidemiological investigation within a us state to enhance autopsy surveillance for clinically suspected prion disease. during the first 30 months, 30 cases of suspected prion disease were referred from throughout washington. of these, 18 cases had prion disease, and all of these were classified as either familial or sporadic creutzfeldt-jakob disease (cjd); there was no case of variant cjd. this represents a death rate of approximately 1.1 cases of sporadic cjd ...200717358023
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